Gov.-elect John Kasich says he realizes there’s a problem with exotic animals in Ohio. And when asked about whether he’d try to stop the executive order by Gov. Ted Strickland that would ban the sale of them in Ohio in the future, Kasich responds this way.
The executive order issued by Strickland would allow Ohioans who already have exotic animals to keep their possibly dangerous pets as long as they register the animals with the state and meet certain conditions. The executive order was part of an agreement made with the Humane Society of the United States last summer. That agreement, which has still not been fully satisfied, would prevent the animal rights group from putting an issue on the statewide ballot that Ohio farmers say would hurt their business.