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48 Dead Animals Is Enough—HELP ANIMALS NOW!

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Posted October 24, 2011 by Christina

In Zanesville, Ohio, local law enforcement was called to respond to an incident at a private residence where Terry Thompson had been keeping tons of captive wild and exotic animals. Responders arrived to find that Thompson had taken his own life after opening the doors to cages housing 56 wild and exotic animals. With tigers, lions, bears, wolves, and other potentially dangerous animals running loose, the sheriff issued a shoot-to-kill order.

In the end, 48 animals died, including 18 tigers, 17 lions, eight bears, and three mountain lions. Thompson had previously been convicted of cruelty to animals in the past, yet he was still allowed to keep these animals. He had also recently been released from prison after serving time for federal firearms charges.

For years, PETA has called upon Ohio officials to ban the private ownership of wild and exotic animals, but those calls have been ignored. The state of Ohio has the authority to implement an emergency ban on the sale and possession of these animals so that a similar disaster will never happen again—take a stand for these animals by urging the state to exercise this authority immediately!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR ANIMALS RIGHT NOW!

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Thanks for speaking up for wild and exotic animals in Ohio!

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  • 1866 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is not the first time. Just a few years ago a man in the grafton area of ohio had a similar set up and it was ran so poorly they found tons of starving animals and at one point i believe a bear attacked a woman on a tour. They really do need to ban these.

  • 1868 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Another way to help would be to show your support to groups like the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado which takes in large predators that people have tried to raise as exotic animals, or that have come from closed down zoo’s, or animal raids. These are all animals which are too sick or had been raised in captivity and could not survive in the wild.

  • 1871 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thats heart breaking!

  • 1871 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Maybe Ohio oFficials will listen to PETA now. There is no reason these animals should have died.

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