In October, 2011 farm owner Terry Thompson released dozens of lions, tigers and other animals shortly before committing suicide. The incident pushed state lawmakers to tighten restrictions on owning exotic animals.
June 12, 2013
New guidelines regulating exotic animals in Ohio will require owners to meet new caging, safety and caretaking standards.
With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.