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Governor of Ohio: return the animals to TIGERRIDGE

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Kenny Hetrick of Tigerridge exotics has been home to many, many exotic big cats. He has been open free of charge 365 days a year for over 20 years. He currently has 12 big cats and a grizzly bear. The state of Ohio has made a law that is completely unattainable in order to keep the animals. The law has gone  into effect Jan 1 2014. The requirements are ridiculous and are only a means to the end of exotic animal owners like Kenny, who supports all his own animals out of his pocket. He has been USDA licensed since 1989 and has provided a safe and healthy environment for the animals. We are in need of all the public support to fight this.. This is a whole lot bigger then we are and need as much support we can get. You can visit facebook page save tiger ridge exotics for more information and pictures. This is not some road side zoo, this is a place where thousands of people have brought their families to see some of the most beautiful creatures on earth.These animals are well taken care of, and have never harmed anyone. We just want them to be able to finish out their lives at home where they belong. we just recieved notice that we have 10 days as of Oct 8th to surrender the animals or be criminally charged. THe animals are in extreme danger of being yanked from the only home they have ever known to be either killed or placed in another facility no better than ours..  

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