Group promotes federal exotic pet bill in Ohio

The bill would ban people from buying new big cats as pets and then create a registry for people who already have them so law enforcement knows where they are.

Tim Harrison of Outreach for Animals and several Oakwood police officers were a part of Tuesday’s effort to find a U.S. Senate sponsor of the proposal.

A similar bill was passed into law in Ohio in September 2012, nearly a year after tigers, lions, bears and more animals were released from a Zanesville animal preserve.

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