Florida panther relased back into the wild

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced this week that a 2-year-old Florida panther is now back in the wild at its new home in Big Cypress National Preserve. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and National Park Service staff successfully released the panther Wednesday afternoon near … Continue reading Florida panther relased back into the wild

Ohio passes felony animal cruelty law

May 26, 2016: Ohio lawmakers passed a law that would make it a fifth-degree felony to knowingly harm a pet by inflicting pain or depriving it of food, water, or shelter for a first offense. On Wednesday, House Bill 60 passed through the state Senate unanimously with a 33-0 vote, and the House approved of … Continue reading Ohio passes felony animal cruelty law

Ohio Supreme Court rules exotic animals do not have to be returned to Stump Hill Farm

On May 19th, the Ohio Supreme Court overruled a Stark County judge who ordered ten exotic animals be returned to Stump Hill Farm after they were seized by the State Department of Agriculture earlier this month. Stark County Common Pleas Judge Frank Forchione signed the search warrant that gave the agency permission to go onto … Continue reading Ohio Supreme Court rules exotic animals do not have to be returned to Stump Hill Farm