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Lawmakers say violence against animals could lead to a violent future

12:00AM
December
11, 2007

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.

Central Ohio animal rescue operations remain unregulated despite abuses.

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12:00AM
April
2, 2007

Recent stories of animal abuse have failed to spur efforts to regulate animal rescue operations.

OSU Faces Possible Loss of Animal Research Funding

12:00AM
April
26, 2006

Ohio State University is revising its animal research programs. Changes were made after the university was notified that it risks losing accreditation from a nationally-recognized animal care group.