Sunday, October 23, 2011


*  Gov. John Kasich's response to the wild animal release in Muskingum County, Ohio, has already been called insufficient.


...Unlike an order signed by his predecessor, Gov. Ted Strickland, which Kasich allowed to expire, the new order does not ban ownership or sale of wild animals, or require registration. Kasich said that would require changes in state law to be proposed later this year....

...Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, called Kasich’s order “inadequate” and “far too conservative, given the severity of the crisis.”

....Tim Harrison of Outreach for Animals, a Dayton organization that does wild-animal rescues, called Kasich’s order “absolutely toothless. This is like putting a Band-Aid on a bleeding artery."

Kasich is too busy reorganizing the state government, destroying our public schools, picking on first responders/nurses/teacher/public employees, and giving away hundreds of millions of our dollars to his corporate cronies to invest time in pushing for legislation that bans ownership of exotic animals and protects the public.  Instead of taking responsibility  and pushing for immediate legislation, Kasich has put the blame on everyone but himself.