Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on January 22, 2020: Jazzlynn Cotton: You're not being 'effected' by being forced to ask if the code written right on Ohio Laws and Rules website: "935.041 Registration of certain marmosets, monkeys, capuchins and lemurs." Adopt a monkey and protect primates worldwide. Bizarrely, the Ohio code lists specific primates that are illegal that include smaller monkeys like titi monkeys, tamarins, and a few other species that are rare or non-existent in the pet trade, leaving out many larger primates such as macaques, gibbons, and even great apes. All because ONE idiot in charge personally doesn't like them. There are no bad dogs, just bad owners. The strong support of this bill by legislators and the public is the result of the actions of a single individual. According to the Florida Administrative Code, Class I animals are illegal to possess, … Prior to the incident, Governor Kasich's task force, which was composed of organizations like the HSUS and the American Zoological Association, originally were examining the state's lack of regulations when the Zanesville incident propelled the issue into the spotlight and largely contributed to the support of the finished bill. However, the list includes a few species that likely do not pose any kind of threat to "public safety" such as smaller cats and nonhuman primates. The registered animal had to be microchipped. How foolish is that? I must be reading a different article than most of you Humans are reading, OR I am reading it all wrong. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on August 27, 2014: Maybe you should. Let’s look at what the law says about the right to carry weapons for self-defense. Why just kill all those animals rather than tranquilizing them and sending them to zoos and/or animal preserves? After an unstable man (not Federer, the man mentioned below) freed several exotic animals, Ohio went from an extremely lenient exotic-pet state to much more restrictive. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on August 29, 2014: I think you are a troll. She's maybe 9' long and is not dangerous to anyone. so what primates can you own? Heaven forbid anyone would keep an animal for non-financial gain. people must find other things to do with their time. 1. And I do agree with Melissa some animals listed should not be listed. No permit? Short Answer: Some exotic animals, like tigers, have no place in a house; others, like finger monkeys, can be raised responsibly in a home with proper veterinary care and a safe, pet-friendly living space. All of the following, including hybrids with domestic cats unless otherwise specified: cheetahs; lynxes (including Canadian lynxes), Eurasian lynxes, and Iberian lynxes; cougars, also known as pumas or mountain lions; caracals; servals, excluding hybrids with domestic cats commonly known as Savannah cats. ... "She is a trailblazer and her imprint is seen all around the country and here in Ohio as well," UD professor of law Thaddeus Hoffmeister said. Pets » Other Pets. Clearly this law, having been empowered by a single incident caused by one allegedly irresponsible or mentally ill individual is not a valid reason to end lifestyles, businesses, and freedom of choice. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on October 04, 2018: I love animals that are studied in herpatology. The Zanesville, Ohio, "Zoo Massacre," which ended with the deaths of 18 tigers, 17 lions, 6 black bears, 2 grizzly bears, 3 mountain lions, 2 wolves, and a baboon after they were allegedly set free by their suicidal owner, Terry Thompson, sent legislators into a frenzy to amend previous bills that were said to be far too lenient on what exotic pets could be legally owned in Ohio. Why punish drivers who are perfectly capable of driving 90 miles an hour in town, weaving in and out of traffic using no turn signals, without hurting anyone just because of the few people who aren't capable of driving safely at any speed? The Ohio law banning the sale, ownership and breeding of exotic animals will take full effect on Jan. 1, the next stop on a journey that began even before dozens of … They should be legal and people should have to prove in some way that they know what they're doing and won't do anything dumb. Many of the monkeys on the list are smaller species, so it is confusing why they are specifically banned while even lemurs are not. Stop being so narrow-minded. Monkeys are prohibited by law to be kept in private by individuals. These bans are ruining EVERYONE not just the bad owners. She came from 12++ generations of being bred & born in Human care & there is NO way that my "EXOTIC" ~not~ "WILD" but my EXOTIC Serval Cat Pet could survive ONE day in the wild. Dwarf caimans are smaller crocodilians that are in the reptile trade and I believe pose no threat to public safety. I just do not agree with the list of animals & NO I do not think that you had ANYTHING to do with the revised list, so I am not attacking you personally. Of course its just pure common sense that one should not own an adult tiger or lion in their back yard & there SHOULD be rules & regulations to weed out those who think that it is OK to put an adult lion or tiger in their back yard, but as far as calling Caracals & Serval cats a wild & dangerous animal, well that is just pure bullshxx. Elephants tend to be owned privately for exhibition purposes. Just registration? The Division of Wildlife’s mission is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. Sanctuaries and rescues are too full to take the poor animals that need a place to live and have none. If you did not notice, I am on YOUR side with this issue. The new Ohio Dangerous Wild Animal Act had widespread approval and was passed by the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee in a 87–9 vote (the previous S.B. Maybe you are 100% correct Melissa, perhaps I should ask for a total refund from the colleges that I have attended. "Non-Human Primates??" Tigers. 4 Outstanding Capuchin Monkeys for Adoption Cute and well trained Capuchin Monkeys for adoption. you're obligation as a human being is to humans first. Better yet, who let this article be released with such non-sense ideations? View all 10 … Is it legal to have a pet raccoon in Ohio. certain tamerins illegal ? I don't care if you need to FEEL safe and secure from a non-threat like my pets. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on January 27, 2014: You're probably right Karen, but I have not much knowledge about them and didn't want to get blasted by someone, heh. OK, lets back up for one second....A) I am not "stubbornly suggesting" that YOU personally claimed any animal on the list as being dangerous. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on November 14, 2013: Kailyn, thanks, I don't think a human can always guarantee an animal' behavior, but they should be able to control their pets. Medium-sized carnivores such as lynxes, servals, and caracals pose no more threat in society than similarly-sized domestic dogs (and in many cases, less). Here in S. Florida snakes of all kinds especially Boa's (any kind) are being killed by the thousands. the reason you cannot have some snakes is because they will damage the ecosystem like in florida with burmese pythons or hawaii with cane toads, Am I allowed to have capuchin monkey they’re really cate and I want one ,but don’t know if it’s legal. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on December 02, 2016: I don't know why these people don't think this through. -_- It's just plain selfish to put a big cat in your back yard. What you're saying makes zero sense. "I have bolded animals that obviously pose little or no danger to the public, and/or are popularly kept". And people shouldn't be able to sit there targeting exotic pet owners for literally no reason other than their discomfort and prejudice towards seeing something unusual. And few of thee animals ever really end up in good homes. I welcome Wildlife inspections, they help me-help keep my animals healthy and safe, its only when one becomes complacent with ANY type of animal when stupid accidents happen. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on January 23, 2015: And so now stories like this are happening: http://www.11alive.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/... Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on January 20, 2015: If you are in Ohio they might be legal, but you have to check. That's the way it looks to me, makes sense too, if that list were the ones being banned, you would think they would have included great apes and baboons in there. Zoos often receive the same criticism. No one really understand how these animals think and it's usually some unsuspected victim that is mauled. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on May 22, 2013: Hi independentminded, big snakes aren't really so dangerous as long as you know what you're doing. You CLEARLY directed your comments at me. I live in Ashtabula County. I just spent the last hour searching through Ohio DNR for regulations and came across this rule on their page. Lions. This is FALSE. You should probably verify laws with the regulating authority before writing about it and effecting all of us with misinformation. Sorry if you don't understand my Canadian dialect. To the idiots that think this law is OK only because YOU don't "think" people should own them have no right to say anything when some government entity wants to ban something you like for no other reason then the ones doing the banning are uninformed idiots. Pot-bellied pigs are not only farm animals. Legally, however, there's no federal law that regulates the ownership of exotic animals. The 'other than' specifies that those listed are indeed legal to own provided you follow any species specific certifications and registration. They deserve to try to live out their lives the way god intended. The government and citizens handled this horribly. j) Red, black, and mantled howler monkeys. The following constricting snakes are twelve feet or longer: a) Green anacondasb) Yellow anacondasc) Reticulated pythonsd) Indian pythonse) Burmese pythonsf) North African rock pythonsg) South African rock pythonsh) Amethystine pythons, a) Atractaspididaeb) Elapidaec) Viperidaed) Boomslang snakese) Twig snakes. I didn’t see armadillo lizards on there soooooooooooooo. Why does the species matter? The primate pet trade is also a huge problem causing suffering and neglect, with about 5,000 privately owned primates in the UK alone. I'm only trying to see, any average Joe shouldn't be able to buy them, because A lot of them shove them in small pens. This entire situation was a nightmare. Ohio has strict laws governing the keeping of exotic and endangered animals as pets. 310 was approved by the committee and was sent to the Senate floor for a vote, passing in the Ohio Senate 30–1; it was later signed into law by Governor Kasich). I truly did not mean to target you & only you personally, and I do find this article very interesting. What species am I allowed to own in Ohio? Just get a dog or car from a sanctuary rather than allow a baby tiger to torn from its mum. Animals That Are Banned as Pets (Excluding Zoos and Sanctuaries) Hyenas. If you are referring to myself as "ranting" then you are the one wasting YOUR time writing articles if you cannot take the good with the bad. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if the good ole boy cops out there decided to open the cages for some target practice . Hell I can't even have a pot bellied pig within city limits, and that is a good thing. is true or not, anyone who wants a primate should call anyway! I want to know can I own a Kinkajous in Ohio, Is it legal to own a panther in Ohio? What do you say to a mother whose child had been mauled to death what comfort can you provide them. I believe that all Gods creation have a right to life but what do you do to an animal that attacks and kills. The monkey must also be implanted with a microchip to complete the registration process. Capuchins, lemurs, squirrel monkeys and marmosets do not have to be registered in the state of Ohio. If you cannot LISTEN, I don't understand how you'd make a good attorney or properly defend yourself from anti-exotic pet sentiment. Permits required to possess certain wildlife. Ohio: Bobcats. And completely ignore my request to interpret the sentence I posted? C) I do not comprehend as to why you keep stating that I am not reading or listening. I have owned & currently own EXOTIC cats that obviously pose little or no danger to my family nor the general public, (all have been small exotic cats with the exception to one Florida Panther to which we got at 2 weeks of age & she passed away of natural causes at the age of 19 years) ..And, yes, each & every Exotic cat that I have owned over the past 25 years were & are properly (not popularly) kept. Male green anacondas only get 8 or 9' long and don't pose any kind of a danger either. You sound somewhat ignorant for someone who has worked with zoos, it's disappointing. This is probably true about all pets, not just 'wild' ones. Its also very cruel for most people to keep them as pets, your average person just can't give them what they need. First hello all,i do not own any large exotics.The reason being i do not have the land or knowledge for the best possible care.I do own exotics with four,six,and eight legs.Also a few with no legs being up 8ft in length.I also have the sense to give the best possible care for what i do own,PERIOD! Ohio Naturalist Considers Large Snake Restrictions "Rubbish" [Interview]. Sugar glider, European ferret It was all a set up so mr . No permit required: ferret, parrot, hedgehog, chinchilla. I am a little confused as to how you are using the term "bolded"... To me, bolded means fearless & daring; courageous etc...So, I do not know how to answer that question. These animals belong in the wild, and its better not to mess with their lives, and to just let them be in the wild. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on February 19, 2014: Correct me if I'm wrong, but the way that this is worded, is it saying the non-human primates in section 20 are NOT banned? I lived 15-20min from where the incident took place. “That sounds like a “Seinfeld” bit: ‘What’s the deal with monkey balls,’” Stavish said. No tropical snakes can survive their winters. Whether the animal is a threat to someone shouldn't be the only defining characteristic. I don't think many states ban exotics because of animal welfare, just due to their ignorance about what 'danger' it presents. Is it considered one of the hybrids? It's the people. As of 2018, years after the ban was enforced, many owners were forced to give up their animals (some euthanized). I am from Ohio, but have lived in South Florida for nearly 13 years and I can tell you that alligators and pythons have in fact killed people in the U.S. Several in fact. Of course I do not want to see new & almost impossible rules & regulations put into place that would cause Exotic owners to lose their animals, or new rules that would make it almost impossible for those who are responsible Exotic animal owners to not have the choice to obtain future Exotic pets. E) Who is ranting? I mean wth man??? Section L addresses "restricted snakes" which means any of the following (legal only with a permit over the length of 12 feet after 2014). It's selfish to THINK "Oh, I just have such a strong loving connection to my lion that paces it's small pen, it's happy... cause it makes me happy, so it has to be happy and healthy" Get real!!! The following animals are banned as "pets" with the exception of zoos and sanctuaries: While large carnivores should be regulated with common-sense legislation, an outright ban is unfair. Not everyone does things to serve a 'positive' purpose. No one is suggesting to put big cats in improperly sized spaces. Thanks. These snakes are killing the natural environment and disrupting the other species balances. Florida. Please check with local authorities to ensure these species are allowed in your area. Having to have a license to own these animals is a good thing... it filters out the shit hole homes that think they are capable of keeping them. Most of the animals breed, sold and traded in the exotic pet trade are either poached from their wild habitats, or breed in cages and taken from their parents soon after birth. A cotton-top tamarin, an animal now banned as a pet in Ohio and considered dangerous. Are Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) a banned or permitted species in Ohio?please let me know. How Does a Presidential Executive Order Work? What do they think happens to the tigers, bears, and exotics when they get banned? “Caracal” by Aaron Logan is licensed under CC BY 2.0. I wouldn't recommend buying any exotic animals except maybe domestic mixes like the Savannah Cat. Hi! They don't want to be bothered so lets not bother them. Are there any lizards, tortises, frogs, toads, or turtles that are illegal in Ohio??? They are blood screened and come with all their health papers. http://www.11alive.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/... You were required to meet strict new regulations including registration. I can't blame a state for putting up laws against owning such pets. For example, I am a perfectly safe driver and have never gotten into an accident, but I really HATE having to follow all those rules of the road. Pet Supplies Plus. If I can raise an animal and kill it for food, surely I can raise and pamper an animal as a pet. But most people don't wait and realized how serious it is to have the funds and proper things to take care of any animal. That is all speculation. As of right now do you know what the rules and/or restrictions are on owning this type of primate? Also, so is your stern belief that all 'pet' exotics are unhappy. 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