ZOO WARS~US Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist Nazi Comandos in Action
Mr. Hetrick has PROTECTED CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS that are being abused by the new law-No owner can be/should be forced to give up their animals and no government as the right to take away someone’s property based on the creation of a new law that is DISCRIMINATING.
They have built a penitentiary in Reynoldsburg that cost the tax payers in Ohio plenty-MILLIONS!!!-for animals?!?…property?!?-huh?!?…Animals have no rights but people do…and it’s within Mr. Hetrick’s PROTECTED Constitutional Rights to continue to own his animals and not have VALUABLE property taken from him by the government. -A witch-hunt approved by the government and enforced by the government -the government has no interest in animals and certainly not Mr. Hetrick’s!!! They promise to locate a good home for his animals as if he asked or as if those animals have no value when he didn’t and the animals are of great value. Furthermore, the approved list is contaminated with Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorists that are merely a front for the collection of donations.
Help stop this action from occurring and protect YOUR constitutional rights before they decide you can’t own YOUR property/animals with those constitutional rights being taken by Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist Nazi Commandos which is exactly what they are.
The new laws were created and approved by Jack Hanna, Big Cat Rescue (BCR-Carole Baskin), Tim Harrison, GFAS and HSUS participation and approval-These are NOT experts but are private citizens who stake a claim that they are. In fact, Carole Baskin shouldn’t have a facility on that property or own any big cats. Go here and find out just how illegal Baskin has operated for years- https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/zoo-warsinvestigative-reportbig-cat-rescuecarole-baskin-lives-for-the-power-and-bragging-rights/
If they can take exotics then they can take domestics and livestock animals just as easily as they created the new law against the exotic animal owner. HOWEVER, the way this law is written, they already can and it’s just a matter of time before they do…Good luck with that Ohio-Be sure to thank your Livestock Association for that…When they are forced and start screaming bloody murder there will be no one left listening and they have done nothing to help fight this bad law-instead they flipped on exotic animal ownership.
TIGER RIDGE FACILITY IN JEOPARDY
State may close down sanctuary for not following rules on exotics
STONY RIDGE, Ohio — A Stony Ridge animal sanctuary is in danger of being shut down by the state for noncompliance with state exotic animal laws.
“It’s going to ruin my whole life,” said Kenny Hetrick, owner of Tiger Ridge Exotics. “This is all I know.”
Mr. Hetrick, 69, received a letter Thursday from a special prosecutor on behalf of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The letter gives him 10 business days to voluntarily surrender his animals to the state or face criminal or civil charges in Perrysburg Municipal Court and have his animals seized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
He began rescuing exotic animals when he was 23 and said he has maintained a license with the U.S. Department of Agriculture with no violations. He has had as many as 30 animals on the five-acre property along Fremont Pike, but is down to six tigers and a black leopard, which are considered endangered animals, as well as two lions, a Kodiak brown bear, a liger, and a bobcat. His wolf hybrid is not included in the exotic animal law.
“Every animal I have has been rescued from somebody that didn’t want them,” he said.
Four of the tigers are former mascots of Massillon Washington High School, a school in Massillon that gets a new Bengal tiger cub each year to travel with the team and greet fans during the football season. Brian Pachis, assistant athletic director, said the tradition of having a live tiger cub mascot extends back several decades.
“We normally get them in early August and keep them just through the football season,” he said.
Ohio’s new exotic animal law was enacted in 2012 after dozens of big cats, bears, wolves, and primates were set loose by their owner, Terry Thompson, near Zanesville in 2011. He committed suicide after releasing the animals. Many of the animals were shot and killed by law enforcement.
The law prohibits ownership of many exotic animals but allows those who possessed them before Jan. 1 this year to get permits for them. The dangerous wild animal permit application was to have been submitted by Dec. 31, 2013.
Groups such as zoos, accredited sanctuaries, and educational facilities that have a single animal as a mascot are exempt.
Erica Hawkins, communications director for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, said Tiger Ridge Exotics is not exempt because it is not accredited through the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. She said Mr. Hetrick had received a number of notices regarding his animals, and a state inspector who visited the property to talk with Mr. Hetrick was refused entry.
Obie is one of six tigers at the sanctuary, which has housed up to 30 animals. It now has only the tigers, a leopard, two lions, a Kodiak bear, a liger, a bobcat, and a wolf hybrid. – THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
“Referring cases for prosecution is the last in a long line of steps we try to take with owners to get them into compliance with the law,” she said. “It’s not a step we want to resort to.”
Kyle Silvers, the special prosecutor from Toledo-based law firm Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Worline & Mohler, said charges could be filed as soon as Oct. 23 in Perrysburg Municipal Court if Mr. Hetrick does not surrender the animals, and the state would have the authority to confiscate them at that time.
Mr. Hetrick said he cannot afford to comply with many of the state’s new regulations in order to get a permit. He said he would be required to replace 3,200 feet of fencing with a stronger gauge fence, construct concrete barriers to prevent animals from digging under fences, and sterilize and microchip every animal. He would need to obtain a $500,000 insurance policy, and the permit itself would also cost him $1,000.
“I’m not a millionaire,” he said.
He receives donations to help care for his animals, and area farmers will give him horses and cattle that need to be put down and can then be butchered for meat to feed the exotics.
Obie XXXXII puts on a happy face for the students of Smith Elementary School as the Obie Crew makes stops at all the elementary school during Massillon McKinley Week. – Independent/GLENN B. DETTMAN
Mr. Hetrick said most of the animals in his care are elderly. He has stopped accepting new animals and will be out of the rescue business when those he has now die.
“We’re probably talking five years and I won’t have anything here,” he said. “Give me five years and let them live their lives out. They’re happy here.”
Mr. Hetrick is searching for an attorney to file an injunction to prevent the state from seizing his animals. He said other sanctuaries and rescues are full and fears the state will kill all of them.
Mrs. Hawkins said the state has already begun contacting sanctuaries across the county to find space for Mr. Hetrick’s animals. In the interim, they would be kept in a holding facility in Reynoldsburg that was built specifically for enforcing the new exotic animal law.
“We have not euthanized any animals,” she said. “We’ve rehomed 30-some dangerous wild animals in the last couple of years. Sometimes it takes time, but we’ve found homes for everybody.”
An animal would only be killed for medical reasons, she added.
Now if you believe that last statement from Mrs. Hawkins; then you must still believe in the tooth fairy. How many so called ‘rescues’ have you read?!? Well, you better start reading!!! Furthermore, moving an older animal causes a great deal of stress with a very low chance that the animals will survive the relocation or will have live as ling as they might have due to the additional stress imposed on them being taken away from their rightful owner.
This new law is indeed wrong on so many levels I was surprised to see so many owners having surrendered their animals and worse yet, sending any animal to Big Cat Rescue (BCR-Carole Baskin) or any GFAS facility (HSUS facility) is a death sentence from the get go. Animals that are normally handled and receive intimate contact with their care all their lives with their owner such as Hetrick’s animals; would be cut off from any contact what-so-ever and Baskin who promoted this law wouldn’t take all the big cats…even if she would, who in their right mind would want her to?!?
Stand your ground Mr. Hetrick If they can do this to you then they can do this to anyone at anytime for any animal.
Letter from the state to Mr. Hetrick: http://www.toledoblade.com/attachment/2014/10/11/Letter-from-state-to-Hetrick.pdf
Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B