exotic animals http://wyso.org en Ohio Panel OKs New Rules for Exotic Animals http://wyso.org/post/ohio-panel-oks-new-rules-exotic-animals <p>New guidelines regulating exotic animals in Ohio will require owners to meet new caging, safety and caretaking standards.</p><p>The new rules were reviewed and OK'd Wednesday by the state's legislative rule-setting committee.</p><p>The regulations come as the state prepares to begin issuing new permits this fall to owners. Permit holders must obtain the authorization document by 2014 to keep their dangerous wildlife.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:20:54 +0000 Associated Press 34633 at http://wyso.org Ohio Board Sets Caging Rules for Exotic Animals http://wyso.org/post/ohio-board-sets-caging-rules-exotic-animals <p>A newly formed board created by Ohio's law on exotic animals has set temporary rules for cage sizes and caretaking of the dangerous wildlife.</p><p>The Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board met for the first time Wednesday to establish interim housing rules for regulated animals, such as alligators, cougars and lions. A legislative panel would have to approve the rules.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:44:27 +0000 Associated Press 24430 at http://wyso.org Ohio House Panel OKs Exotic Animal Regulation Plan http://wyso.org/post/ohio-house-panel-oks-exotic-animal-regulation-plan <p><span lang="EN">An Ohio House committee has approved legislation outlining new regulations on exotic animal ownership, paving the way for a full House vote on the measure.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">The Senate passed the bill last month. The Columbus Dispatch <font size="1">reports a House panel made several changes before approving it&nbsp;in a 17-4 vote late Wednesday. </font></span></p> Thu, 17 May 2012 13:01:37 +0000 Associated Press 16221 at http://wyso.org Ohio House Panel OKs Exotic Animal Regulation Plan Ohio Officials Consider Release of Exotic Animals http://wyso.org/post/ohio-officials-consider-release-exotic-animals <p>Ohio officials are considering the request of an animal owner&#39;s widow for the return of five exotic animals that survived an October release.</p><p>The state Agriculture Department meets today to review Marian Thompson&#39;s appeal of a state-issued quarantine of the animals.</p><p>Officials are expected to defend the state&#39;s authority to hold them on suspicion of infectious diseases.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:26:11 +0000 Associated Press 15350 at http://wyso.org New Exotic Animals Rules to be Introduced in Ohio http://wyso.org/post/new-exotic-animals-rules-be-introduced-ohio <p>An Ohio lawmaker plans today to introduce a proposal to ban new ownership of exotic animals.</p><p>State Sen. Troy Balderson&#39;s office says the measure would also prohibit people from acquiring additional dangerous wildlife. Zoos, circuses, sanctuaries and research facilities would be exempt.</p><p>Owners of lions, tigers and other large animals would be banned in 2014 from keeping the creatures unless they met strict care standards.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:26:01 +0000 Associated Press 12680 at http://wyso.org New Exotic Animals Rules to be Introduced in Ohio