Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
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.