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Friday, October 21, 2011

Podcast: States & Feds Must Do More on Exotic Pet Trade

TigerToday I posted the latest installment of the “Animals and Politics” podcast, hosted by Patrick Ferrise, in response to the horrible events that unfolded this week in Zanesville, Ohio. Governor John Kasich has signed an emergency order that doesn’t get to the root of the problems created by the exotic animal trade in Ohio, and we are calling on state and federal lawmakers to take stronger action to protect public safety and animal welfare. States with weak laws—and Ohio is at the bottom—need to ban the sale and acquisition of dangerous wild animals as pets or roadside attractions. And the federal government, too, must do its part by cracking down on the interstate commerce in dangerous animals such as primates and giant snakes. I hope you’ll take a listen to today's podcast by clicking here and then follow up by taking action here.

 Michael Markarian - Animals & Politics Podcast #3



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