Petition Closed
Petitioning Governor Mitch Daniels

Ban the sale and ownership of exotic animals in Indiana

Indiana has no regulations regarding the sale and ownership of exotic animals. Following the highly publicized situation in Ohio, where 49 wild animals escaped from their cages and had to be killed by local law enforcement, it's time to focus on the other states that also do not have regulations in place. Ownership of a wild animal is vastly different than that of a domestic animal, like a dog or cat. Most people do not have the resources, including training, to provide properly for these animals. Because of this, many privately owned exotic animals do not receive proper care and often suffer because of it. Wild animals have been known to attack, maim, and kill humans and their pets without any warning and due to these circumstances, law enforcement have no choice but to destroy the animals. The best thing we can do for the exotics and ourselves is to keep them in their wild, natural habitats where they belong by outlawing their sale and ownership in Indiana.

Letter to
Governor Mitch Daniels
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Governor Mitch Daniels.

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Ban the sale and ownership of exotic animals in Indiana

Indiana has no regulations regarding the sale and ownership of exotic animals. Following the highly publicized situation in Ohio, where 49 wild animals escaped from their cages and had to be killed by local law enforcement, it's time to focus on the other states that also do not have regulations in place. Ownership of a wild animal is vastly different than that of a domestic animal, like a dog or cat. Most people do not have the resources, including training, to provide properly for these animals. Because of this, many privately owned exotic animals do not receive proper care and often suffer because of it. Wild animals have been known to attack, maim, and kill humans and their pets without any warning and due to these circumstances, law enforcement have no choice but to destroy the animals. The best thing we can do for the exotics and ourselves is to keep them in their wild, natural habitats where they belong by outlawing their sale and ownership in Indiana.
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Sincerely,