Exotic pets banned in Ohio

Outgoing Ohio governor Ted Strickland signed an emergency executive order banning ownership, breeding, selling or trading exotic pets.

Residents who currently own exotic pets don’t have to give them up, but they must register their pets with the state by May 1, 2011, and they can’t sell, breed or barter their pets. Ohio was one of the few states that still allowed ownership of exotic and wild pets.

Read more details at the Dayton Daily News, or at the Washington Post.