Thursday, September 09, 2010

Mtn Lion Owner Disagrees with Ban on Exotics in Ohio

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TIPP CITY, Ohio -- A Tipp City mountain lion owner disagrees with state officials on the proposed ban of exotic animals.

Several high-profile animal attacks, including one in Ohio last month, has state officials cracking down on exotic pets.

Javier Perez owns a full grown mountain lion. He believe dogs on the loose pose more of a threat to public safety than his caged mountain lion. Perez believes the ban would be unfair.

The sale and ownership of exotic animals would be banned and the rules would grandfather current pets but not allow replacement or breeding of pets.

Governor Ted Strickland's agreement indicates that banned animals will include big cats, bears, primates, large constricting and venomous snakes and alligators and crocodiles.

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