Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
An Ohio sheriff is reporting more evidence that a man killed himself after setting loose dozens of wild, exotic animals he owned.
The widow of an Ohio man who released dozens of tigers, bears and other animals at his farm before killing himself is appealing the state’s quarantine of the six surviving creatures. Marian Thompson’s lawyer requested a hearing in a letter to the Ohio Department of Agriculture this week. The lawyer did not cite a specific [...]
A member of Ohio’s study committee on exotic animal regulations says the group will likely recommend a ban on new private ownership and subject future buyers and sellers to penalties.
Sheriffs killed nearly 50 exotic animals near Zanesville after they were let loose by their owner who apparently committed suicide. Deputies say they had no choice but to shoot the animals. Officials and animal-rights activists say Ohio needs tougher regulations on exotic animals. Whom do you blame for the Zanesville animal deaths?
Some unfinished business from 2010 could become front burner issues in 2011, including an agreement that was made last summer between animal rights activists, farmers and the state. As part of our series looking back at 2010 in state government and politics, Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles takes a look at a deal that was struck but never materialized.
Owning an exotic animal in Ohio may be outlawed if some animal rights groups get their way. This year Governor Ted Strickland reached an agreement with the Humane Society to develop new regulations that would ban or restrict ownership of wild and exotic animals.
Franklin County Commissioners unanimously voted to place Franklin County Animal Shelter director Lisa A. Wahoff on paid administrative leave while it reviews allegations the shelter was mismanaged among other complaints.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is considering appealing a Texas court decision that seven former Ohio State University primates do not have the legal right to sue. PETA tried to get legal standing for the primates, saying the conditions of their sanctuary was substandard.
Former mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer killed his first victim, hitchiker Steven Hicks, in Bath Ohio in 1978. Dahmer went on to kill 16 more men and boys during the next fifteen years. But Dahmer’s first victim wasn’t human. He had a history of mutilating and butchering animals as a young child. Dahmer’s early history with has served as inspiration for a bill being considered by Ohio lawmakers that would identify children who are at risk of becoming violent offenders in the future.
Recent stories of animal abuse have failed to spur efforts to regulate animal rescue operations.