Topic: Terry Thompson
After police kill dozens of lions, tigers, bears, and monkeys released from a private animal park in Ohio, pressure builds to regulate free-wheeling 'exotics' trade in the US. Animal-rights groups say the trade should be banned.
10/22/2011 10:39 am
Ohio is one of seven states with no restrictions on exotic pets. There are fresh calls for restrictions on owning exotic animals, but strong opposition too.
10/21/2011 10:32 am
Many exotic pet owners, like Terry Thompson in Zanesville, Ohio, are hobbyists, which means they don't often have the experience needed to tend to the needs of the animals.
10/20/2011 07:40 pm
Exotic animal owner Terry Thompson had a history of neglecting his animals, says an animal welfare official. Most of the 56 animals set free Tuesday in Zaneville, Ohio, were killed by law enforcement officers.
10/20/2011 09:32 am
More than 50 exotic animals, including camels and tigers, escaped from a private Zanesville, Ohio, preserve, with 48 later killed by law enforcement in Muskingum County. Activists say the incident shows that Ohio needs to regulate exotic animals.
10/19/2011 05:20 pm
Escaped animals: A mountain lion, a grizzly bear, and a monkey are the only animals still at large after 48 animals escaped from an exotic-animal preserve in Zanesville, Ohio.
10/19/2011 12:16 pm
Zanesville, Ohio police have shot about 25 wild animals which escaped from an exotic animal sanctuary that was home to Grizzly bears, black bears, lions, tigers and cheetahs. Schools in Zanesville have been closed as the hunt for another 23 animals continues.
10/19/2011 09:40 am