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some advice for anyone in Ohio involved.

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Posted by: calparsoni at Tue Nov 1 13:11:54 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by calparsoni ]  
   

....in this process of the rule-making.......I notice that the proposed ban mentions wolves. Perhaps someone should point out to these geniuses the technically speaking the domestic dog is a subspecies of the wolf (currently classified as Canis lupus familiaris.) unless they make some sort of clarification to differentiate the domestic subspecies from wild subspecies of wolves they could inadvertently ban domestic dogs from ownership (something I have suspected of peta and hsus in the drafting of their "cookie cutter" exotic animal bans they push around the country.).
As critical as I have been in the past and still am of Florida's roc regs, the states regulation of exotic animals is quite fair and much better than a total ban as it restricts ownership of different classes of animals and has requirements for caging and experience with working with the animals. they are not perfect but are much more reasonable than a total ban.
Furthermore they differentiate between domestic dogs, wolfdogs (which can open an even larger can of worms) and pure wolves. A permit is required for wolfdogs with a content of 75% or higher and for pure wolves. wolf dogs with lower content are considered domestic dogs under this statute. A lot of actual domestic dogs that have no actual recent wild wolf heritage in their genetics are are sometimes accused of being wolves and needlessly killed under some of these draconian regulations. It is a similar situation to the whole constrictor issue with the snakes.


   

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