Sheriff Speaks On Federal Exotic Animal Bill

Sep 20, 2012

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is in Washington today to brief officials considering a bill that would restrict the private ownership and breeding of lions, tigers and other exotic animals.

Lutz is briefing leaders about what happened when a suicidal owner released lions, tigers and other exotic animals from his Zanseville area farm last year. Many were killed by deputies. Lutz says the legislation would help authorities track the animals and conduct inspections.