SK: HELP US! Please call key legislators today! in OHIO

Martha Hankins trepidgirl15 at
Sat Dec 10 06:39:02 PST 2011

yes..i agree..noone should loose their beloved pet skunks or any pets it is so upsetting and really mind boggling...they are put here for a reason..god love the skunks n all pets.. Martha

 From: David Feimster <skunkrace at>
To: Friends and fans of skunks. <skunks at> 
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2011 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: SK: HELP US!  Please call key legislators today! in OHIO
Ohio is a large Fair State, with a lot of county fairs. Contact your local county board fair and let them know that this is going to stop them from ever having any exiotic animal Acts at the fairs and will effect some of their 4H clubs. I have emailed all the state board of directors

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From: Antarestch
Sent: 12/03/11 08:38 PM
To: SkunkHollow at, topsecretprivatelist at, skunklady2 at, skunks at, SKUNKSMATTER at
Subject: SK: HELP US! Please call key legislators today! in OHIO

Because of the tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio, when the unbalanced, vindictive man freed all of his large exotic animals and the police hunted them down and killed them, the legislature in Ohio is trying to ban all exotic animals from the state except those in the large zoos. Anyone who owns an exotic animal will have to dispose of them by 2014. This very likely includes ALL animals that are not traditional, domestic pets including SKUNKS!! Owners are scared and upset. They down birds, reptiles, mammals that are all considered exotic. They love their pets and have spent time, love and money on them. This is NOT right! Please call the nuber below and express your opinion. Use YOUR voice to help these pet owners in Ohio. What happens in Ohio can happen in other states. This legislation is a very bad precedent to have set. Read the message below and PLEASE help, for the sake of everyone who has an exotic pet, anywhere. Cheryl from: Nancy Nighswander To:
 UAPPEAL at Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:26 PM Subject: [UAPPEAL] Please call key legislators tomorrow! Cross post to all groups and people you know!! It's time to call key legislators in Ohio !!! Do not write or fax. CALL. We need to FLOOD their offices with our opposition!! Call Senate Ag committee chair Sen. Cliff Hite at 614-466-8150 Call House Ag committee chair Rep David Hall at 614-466-2994 Call Gov Kasich at 614-466-3555 Tell a them that you are opposed to a ban of exotic animals in Ohio and as a stakeholder and constituent you want your voice heard loud and clear! You feel this is a knee jerk reaction to the incident in Zanesville and a ban creates unintended consequences to the many responsible owners. A ban on our legally acquired exotic animals which includes confiscation, is a "taking" of private property which is against the US Constition. There would be economic losses to Ohio because owners spend millions of dollars
 every year on animal food, building materials and vet care. We are outraged that the state of Ohio would even consider banning the ownership of any animals considering our long history of agriculture. The Humane Society of the United States has had too much influence on the regulation of animals and we do not approve an outside organization coming into Ohio to dictate our laws. __,_._,___ _______________________________________________ Skunks maillist - Skunks at To unsubscribe:
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