This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Zanesville Case Renews Old Questions About Exotic Pets
Rescue organizations say the economic downturn is contributing to a problem that’s existed for as long as exotic animals have been kept as pets.
Sanctuaries say they have neither the space, nor the financial wherewithal, to come to the rescue of owners who can no longer care for their big cats, monkeys or even parrots. Some sanctuaries have even closed their doors.
That’s contributed to the population of unwanted, difficult-to-place beasts that can cost $10,000 a year or more to maintain.
The case of a Zanesville man who opened the cages of dozens of lions, tigers and other wild creatures at his preserve Tuesday has renewed
old questions about the exotic animal trade.