Gov. John Kasich signs Substitute Senate Bill 310, legislation that establishes requirements governing the possession of dangerous wild animals and restricted snakes.
Accompanying the governor are Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels, State Senator Troy Balderson, State Representative Brian Hill, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Director Emeritus Jack Hanna, and other officials.
In order to ensure the safety of the public and ensure animals are treated humanely across the state, the Ohio Dangerous Wild Animal Act makes changes to Ohio law regarding the ownership, sale and permitting of dangerous wild animals and restricted snakes. Prior to the passage of Senate Bill 310, Ohio laws regulating animal ownership were among the weakest in the country. Following the tragic events that took place in Zanesville, Ohio in October 2011, Gov. Kasich, the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture, and the Ohio Legislature worked with stakeholders to craft legislation to prevent such tragic events from occurring again.
June 5, 2012