Exotic animals

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12:25 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Appeals Court Panel Upholds Exotic Animal Law

A three-judge panel at the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has upheld the state's new law on exotic animal ownership.

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11:30 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Sheriff Speaks On Federal Exotic Animal Bill

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.

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7:17 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Funding approved for exotic animal facility

A state panel has approved spending up to $3.5 million for a facility that could temporarily hold dozens of exotic animals confiscated under a new Ohio law. 

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7:30 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

State proposes zoo for confiscated animals

The state wants to build a zoo like facility that would temporarily house the exotic animals that will be confiscated under a new state law that is about to take affect. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles, Erika Pitchford of the Ohio Department of Agriculture explains why the state is looking at this option.

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