WOSU News Archives For: October 19, 2011

Humane Society: Zanesville Tragedy Was Preventable

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The Humane Society is criticizing Gov. John Kasich for letting expire an order that would have barred individual Ohioans from owning exotic animals.
7:07PM
October 19, 2011

The Humane Society is criticizing Gov. John Kasich for letting a ban on exotic pets expire.

Conservationist Jack Hanna Supports Natural Gas “Fracking”

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Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo
2:27PM
October
19, 2011

Conservationist and TV personality Jack Hanna says he supports the natural gas drilling technique known as fracking.

Ohio Union Fight Could Boost Dems’ 2012 Chances

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Public employees demonstrate against Ohio Senate Bill 5.
1:48PM
October
19, 2011

A ballot battle over whether to keep Ohio’s tough new restrictions on public employee unions could give labor supporters and Democrats a lift going into the presidential election year.

Monkey Still Unaccounted For Near Zanesville; Wolf Body Recovered

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Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz (left), Columbus Zoo's Jack Hanna
11:21AM
October
19, 2011

A lone monkey remains unaccounted for in Muskingum County after it and a menagerie of bears, bigcats and a wolf were uncaged near Zanesville. Sheriff Matt Lutz says the owner of nearly 50 exotic animals released them before he apparently committed suicide.

Should Ohio Ban Exotic Animals?

9:38AM
October
19, 2011

The escape of dozens of exotic animals from a Zanesville farm has renewed calls for an outright ban on owning dangerous wild animals in Ohio. Should Ohio ban private ownership of exotic animals like lions, tigers and bears?