WOSU News Archives For: October 19, 2011

Humane Society: Zanesville Tragedy Was Preventable

The Humane Society is criticizing Gov. John Kasich for letting expire an order that would have barred individual Ohioans from owning exotic animals.
October 19, 2011

The Humane Society is criticizing Gov. John Kasich for letting a ban on exotic pets expire.

Conservationist Jack Hanna Supports Natural Gas “Fracking”

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Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo
19, 2011

Conservationist and TV personality Jack Hanna says he supports the natural gas drilling technique known as fracking.

Ohio Union Fight Could Boost Dems’ 2012 Chances

Public employees demonstrate against Ohio Senate Bill 5.
19, 2011

A ballot battle over whether to keep Ohio’s tough new restrictions on public employee unions could give labor supporters and Democrats a lift going into the presidential election year.

Monkey Still Unaccounted For Near Zanesville; Wolf Body Recovered

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Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz (left), Columbus Zoo's Jack Hanna
19, 2011

A lone monkey remains unaccounted for in Muskingum County after it and a menagerie of bears, bigcats and a wolf were uncaged near Zanesville. Sheriff Matt Lutz says the owner of nearly 50 exotic animals released them before he apparently committed suicide.

Should Ohio Ban Exotic Animals?

19, 2011

The escape of dozens of exotic animals from a Zanesville farm has renewed calls for an outright ban on owning dangerous wild animals in Ohio. Should Ohio ban private ownership of exotic animals like lions, tigers and bears?