Ohio’s exotic animal facility ready

Think I’m going to be sick….This is some pretty scary shit!!!  How many animals will end up in this prison??? This is so wrong on so many levels…Why are only private exotic animal owners concerned about this?!? Just because you don’t own one??? Well, get concerned!!!  Right to LIFE, LIBERTY and PROPERTY!!!

http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/viewart/20130224/NEWS01/302240017/Ohio-s-exotic-animal-facility-ready

Ohio’s exotic animal facility ready

REYNOLDSBURG — A new high-security building just outside Columbus has cameras, steel cages and a giant fence with electrified wire to hold tigers, snakes and other exotic animals.

The few creatures in the cages right now are a stuffed lion, monkey and snake, but the state’s new Dangerous Wild Animal Temporary Holding Facility is ready for its first animals, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

The facility is a result of the new Ohio law that requires owners to register exotic animals, including lions, tigers and some snakes. It’s designed to temporarily house dozens of exotic animals confiscated under the new law.

Officials can seize animals if the owners don’t meet state requirements or are found housing animals without permits.

The law came about after Zanesville area resident Terry Thompson released dozens of bears, mountain lions and tigers from his farm in 2011 before killing himself. Authorities killed 48 of the animals, which included black bears, Bengal tigers and African lions, fearing for the public’s safety.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s holding facility cost $2.9 million and was built in less than three months.

“We’re ready to take an animal today,” state agriculture Director David Daniels said.

Security will be tight and access will be limited. The building won’t be open to the public.

The cages for the largest animals measure 12 by 18 by 10 feet. Some of the cages have solid metal walls to stop animals from trying to attack other animals.

The building has 17 surveillance cameras, an interior gate, a double metal exterior wall and a 12-foot fence.

What is unknown is how many animals the facility will end up housing.

There are no reliable numbers for how many exotic animals and snakes are in the hands of private owners in the state.

“We know there are additional animals out there,” Daniels said.

Staff from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will feed and clean up after the animals each day.

State Veterinarian Tony Forshey will run the facility.

Healthy animals that are seized or surrendered will be sent to sanctuaries and other facilities nationwide.

The closest neighbor to the facility is a church.

Pastor Bill Hayes said he wasn’t sure about allowing children on the church playground until he found out about all of the security measures.

“I was a little worried about the snakes, but after seeing all the security features and the seven fail-safes, I think everything will be all right,” Hayes said.

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Lusting at the bit…to take animals away from their rightful owners!!! REALLY??? I find all this alarming…What’s next, the family dog…sport fishing…Bessie the cow?!? Think that absurd-think again!!! Anything possible these days!!!-even when it shouldn’t be!!!

Healthy animals that are seized or surrendered will be sent to sanctuaries and other facilities nationwide.” -What does this mean-What’s their criteria…they sure have put plenty on these owners!!! Will we learn the truth of what goes on behind the scenes of this place?!? 

I want intake and records following the animal in and their fate posted on a site to keep a check on these animals!!! They will be STEALING extremely valuable animals from their rightful owners…Seems Texas is following this processes…I think it time this Rep Guillen step down-HB 1015 is NOT acceptable… more coming on the Texas FRONT in the animal war!!!

And look at this “Staff from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will feed and clean up after the animals each day.” So, does anyone think they will be providing this service for free?!?…Will this give priority to the Columbus Zoo for these very expensive animals?!?

What about this?!? Holy Moly!!!  “The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s holding facility cost $2.9 million and was built in less than three months.” WHERE did that money come from?!? How was such a high sedurity building go up so damn fast?!?

THIS IS ALL BEING DONE AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE AND NO ONE SEEMS TO GIVE A CRAP!!!

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