Gov. John Kasich: Ban the sale, ownership, and harboring of wild and exotic animals in Ohio
Letter to the editor from Born Free USA criticizes Kasich's executive order
Oct 31, 2011 — "Unlike the proactive legislation recently introduced by Ohio Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Athens, Gov. Kasich still has not committed to the root of the problem — the need to finally prohibit individuals from possessing dangerous exotic animals, and place stringent restrictions on current "owners." In order to prevent yet another exotic animal tragedy from occurring in Ohio, Gov. Kasich must stand firm on safeguarding communities from individuals who currently possess exotics and those who plan on possessing exotics in the future."