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Old 03-25-2014, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The West Virginia legislature has passed House Bill 4393, to prohibit the private possession of dangerous wild animals. The bill, which was introduced by Del. Randy Swartzmiller, D-1, passed the House by a 72 to 23 vote and the Senate by a 22 to 11 vote. The bill now heads to the Governor.

The Humane Society of the United States, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Fund for Animal Welfare commends the West Virginia legislature for passing this important legislation. HB 4393 creates a Dangerous Wild Animal Board whose members will determine which animals to include under the law.

The bill recommends the following animals be prohibited from future ownership: big cats, bears, primates, venomous and constrictor snakes, and alligators.

West Virginia Legislature Passes the Dangerous Wild Animal Act : The Humane Society of the United States
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:05 AM
 
Location: The South
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I suspect there are more humans killed or disfigured by dogs than all of the above.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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I suspect there are more humans killed or disfigured by dogs than all of the above.
Or cops. Maybe a dangerous government act is in order.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:15 AM
 
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there was a pretty good article in this month's national geographic about people keeping all kinds of exotic critters and the problems they cause.

recall the woman who had her hands and feet torn off and face shredded by her friend's pet monkey?

A Connecticut woman who lost her face and hands when a chimpanzee mauled her in 2009 is appealing to lawmakers for the right to sue the state for $150 million.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:18 AM
 
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there was a pretty good article in this month's national geographic about people keeping all kinds of exotic critters and the problems they cause.

recall the woman who had her hands and feet torn off and face shredded by her friend's pet monkey?

A Connecticut woman who lost her face and hands when a chimpanzee mauled her in 2009 is appealing to lawmakers for the right to sue the state for $150 million.
Yeah no laws required, nature usually takes care of it.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: United States
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I suspect there are more humans killed or disfigured by dogs than all of the above.
Yes, I would happily support a dog ban.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: The South
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Yes, I would happily support a dog ban.
Let's start a movement.
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:24 PM
 
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It was what politicians do when someone does something stupid.

Zanesville Animal Massacre Included 18 Rare Bengal Tigers - ABC News
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