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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:39 PM
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Wild Animals From Zanesville Farm To Be Taken Back By Thompson's Widow Today at 2 p.m.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:49 PM by 1776Forever
Animals From Zanesville Farm To Be Taken Back By Thompson's Widow
ZANESVILLE, Ohio --

Officials say the exotic animals captured from a Zanesville farm are being taken back by the widow of the man who set them free before killing himself last week.

Officials at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Thursday they were notified by attorneys for Marian Thompson, the widow of Terry Thompson, of her plans to take back the six animals that were captured from at their farm in Zanesville.

Zoo officials said Marian Thompson said she would arrive at the zoo to pick up the animals at 2 p.m. Thursday.

http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2011/oct/27/10/animals-zanes... /

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Hard for me to grasp - I guess they are like "pets" according to the law and if you "own" them you can do whatever you want to. Just doesn't seem right for these wild animals to be held in that farm situation.

:shrug:
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:54 PM
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1. That is contemptible that anyone can own exotic animals.
It's utterly sickening.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:56 PM
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2. This SUCKS. Those poor things are going to just get shoved back
into the little cages they were forced to exist in prior to the chaos.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:57 PM
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3. Are they going to send her a bill for capturing them (and killing the others)?

IMO they should offer to absorb that cost if she relinquishes ownership of the animals.

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:58 PM
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4. Back into their filthy, inadequate cages. THAT'S real smart.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:12 PM
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5. Here's Jack Hanna's response:
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 01:12 PM by 1776Forever
"If they're going to be going somewhere, it's got to be someplace that's good, that's all. You know, it's not much to ask with what we've all been through. Of course, their attorneys are saying it's safe and ... now is the time to do it. I disagree with that. I'm still getting people calling me a killer and everything else up there. So to me, is it safe? I don't think so," Hanna said.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has been working with the governors task force to draft a framework for permanent legislation to enact stronger, enforceable Ohio laws restricting private ownership of exotic animals.

Hanna said that he hopes the legislation will be in place in four to eight weeks and that at that point, "Ohio is not going to be the place for a lot of people in this situation."


http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2011/oct/27/10/animals-zanes...
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:03 PM
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9. My only comment on Jack Hanna - "cocaine is a hell of a drug!"
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:06 PM
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10. Do you want to explain that?
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:14 PM
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6. sickening
this is nothing but a Shame.
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drmeow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:15 PM
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7. My guess is that there is
no sanctuary that has room to take them right now - the sanctuaries for exotic "pets" are overflowing.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:02 PM
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8. I just heard an update in a radio news report that the animals would
NOT be handed over right away; they will kept in quarantine for now.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:46 PM
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11. Yes - The Government stepped in before the exchange of the animals was completed - thankfully! n/t
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