This is so wrong on so many levels!!! PROTECTED CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!!! Creating an unreasonable law and then taking away property (the animals) based on a persons inability to met the new law althou there has never been a problem with the owner and/or his animals is outrageous, especially when he’s a longstanding member of his community, done some pretty wonderful things with his animals for the community, USDA licensed and regulated and should have been grandfathered in!!! ALL BEING DONE AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE!!! This action makes Kenny Hetrick a criminal for trying to keep his PROPERTY-his animals!!! Protected Constitutional Civil Liberty for Life, Liberty and Property Ownership
These animals are old and may not be able to survive relocation All because Ohio established a law based on opinions from Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorists who make their living BULLYING Private Exotic Animal Owners; Tim Harrison (Elephant in the Living Room-HYPOCRITE), ALDF, Carole Baskin, CEO-Big Cat Rescue (Carole, and husband, Howard Baskin currently earning $$50 GRAND EACH from money donated for animal care-HYPOCRITES), Tippy Hedron (HYPOCRITE), Jack Hanna (media hound who earns his living hiring animals from Private Exotic Animal Owners-HYPOCRITE) and other Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist Nazi Commandos-ALL HYPOCRITES!!!
The Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist Nazi Commandos are about to take action against a private exotic animal owner. All being done at taxpayer expense to take animals from their rightful owner.
Please help send this message to the governor of Ohio by following the link and signing the petition!!! SHARE this message wildly!!!
Kenny Hetrick of Tigerridge exotics has been home to many, many exotic big cats. He has been open free of charge 365 days a year for over 20 years. He currently has 12 big cats and a grizzly bear.
The state of Ohio has made a law that is completely unattainable in order to keep the animals.
The law has gone into effect Jan 1 2014. The requirements are ridiculous and are only a means to the end of exotic animal owners like Kenny, who supports all his own animals out of his pocket. He has been USDA licensed since 1989 and has provided a safe and healthy environment for the animals. We are in need of all the public support to fight this.. This is a whole lot bigger then we are and need as much support we can get. You can visit facebook page save tiger ridge exotics for more information and pictures.
This is not some road side zoo, this is a place where thousands of people have brought their families to see some of the most beautiful creatures on earth.These animals are well taken care of, and have never harmed anyone.
We just want them to be able to finish out their lives at home where they belong. we just received notice that we have 10 days as of Oct 8th to surrender the animals or be criminally charged. The animals are in extreme danger of being yanked from the only home they have ever known to be either killed or placed in another facility no better than ours…
Message to the Governor of Ohio:
Keep tigerridge exotics open. We have done nothing wrong. It is not fair to punish everyone for one man’s mistakes. We have been USDA licensed since 1989 and have been upstanding caretakers of these animals. There is no better place for them to live out the rest of their lives then right here at home and NO ONE better to take care of them then Kenny Hetrick.. I urge you to reconsider your…
keep tigerridge exotics open. We have done nothing wrong. It is not fair to punish everyone for one man’s mistakes. We have been USDA licensed since 1989 and have been upstanding caretakers of these animals. There is no better place for them to live out the rest of their lives then right here at home and NO ONE better to take care of them then Kenny Hetrick.. I urge you to reconsider your decision.
Mr. Hetrich has PROTCTED CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS that can not be ignored by the state for a longtime resident in good standing and yet, under ‘the color of law’ is making an attempt to STEAL his animals. Any state that would create unreasonable laws and then make plans to enforce them is unreasonable and outright MEAN!!! This petition in reply to their plan to take away the animals and press criminal charges next week unless Mr. Hetrick surrenders his animals-I hope he stands his ground and people rally to his side!!!
State denies extension for owner of local animal sanctuary
STONY RIDGE, Ohio — A local exotic-animal rescuer has been denied an extension of time to get in compliance with state regulations.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture sent a letter to Tiger Ridge Exotics off Fremont Pike in Stony Ridge last week with a 10-day ultimatum to either surrender the animals to the state or the animals will be seized and owner Kenny Hetrick will face charges in Perrysburg Municipal Court.
Mr. Hetrick has not obtained a permit as required by an exotic animal law enacted in 2012. He has six tigers and a black leopard, which are considered endangered animals; two lions, a Kodiak brown bear, a liger, a bobcat, and a wolf hybrid.
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Andrew Schuman, a Bowling Green attorney representing Mr. Hetrick, asked Kyle Silvers, the special prosecutor from Toledo-based Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Worline & Mohler, for an extension, but said he was told “they’d been working with him for too long.”
“It’s not that [Mr. Hetrick] doesn’t want to comply, it’s just a question of money,” Mr. Schuman said. “I can’t stop them from filing a complaint against him in court. If it comes to that, we’ll defend it.”
Mr. Schuman is the former special prosecutor for the Wood County Humane Society, a title Ms. Silvers now holds. He said he has visited Tiger Ridge with his family several times since about 2006 and offered to take the case. [BLOGGERS NOTE: Animal Rights special prosecutor hired by the state-All this costing the taxpayer even more money-The penitentiary for exotic animals already cost the Ohio taxpayers millions and will destroy an old mans life-Anyone living in Ohio should be alarmed by this as the purpose for the new law is based on could be rather than fact-an outrageous presumption and the law protects no one.]
Mr. Hetrick said he is working to complete the permit application now and send it in with the $1,000 fee.
Tiger Ridge is not an accredited sanctuary with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, so it is not exempt from the law. Mr. Hetrick said he cannot afford many of the state’s stipulations, such as increased fencing and a $500,000 insurance policy. [BLOGGERS NOTE: The law is discriminating]
“I’m trying to get into compliance with what they want,” he said. “I’m doing all I can do.”
Word of his situation has spread, and people nationwide have contacted him. Two online fund-raisers, two Facebook pages, and an online petition are supporting him, as are many individuals. He estimated people have raised several thousand dollars on his behalf.
Links of interest: https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/zoo-warsus-animal-rights-extremistterrorist-nazi-comandos-in-action/ ZOO WARS~US Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist Nazi Commandos in Action
https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/zoo-warsinvestigative-reportbig-cat-rescuecarole-baskin-lives-for-the-power-and-bragging-rights/ ZOO WARS~Investigative Report Big Cat Rescue-Carole Baskin Lives for the Power and the Bragging Rights
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