Exotic “Pets”–Where Does Your State Stand?

But it’s not just Ohio that has failed to handle this problem. Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and West Virginia also have essentially no restrictions on owning animals such as lions and tigers, primates, wolves, and dangerous reptiles. Thirteen other states are barely better, with some minor permit requirements for possessing these animals. There are only 18 states plus the District of Columbia that have pretty comprehensive rules against private individuals keeping these exotic animals, while 12 other states ban keeping some of the dangerous species. We’ve compiled a map of state regulations so you can see whether your state might allow your neighbor to keep a tiger in his backyard or a chimpanzee in her home. It’s time to demand that state lawmakers and executive agencies take action to crack down on these problems.

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  1. Michelle Catapano
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 13:05:44

    We are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the faucet. -Unknown Author


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