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Outgoing Ohio Gov. Strickland bans exotic ownership

January 19, 2011

Columbus, Ohio -- Outgoing Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, in one of his last official actions before leaving office Jan. 10, signed an executive order for a temporary ban on wild animal ownership.

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Oregon to stop issuing exotics permits

December 13, 2010

Portland, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Agriculture, as directed by state lawmakers in 2009, will stop issuing new exotic animal permits beginning in January 2011.

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University of Wisconsin veterinary school budget cuts may force closure of exotic pet program

September 30, 2010

Budget cuts may cripple the exotic animal program at the University of Wisconsin's veterinary school.

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Delaware state vet granted control over licensing of exotics

March 1, 2010

Dover, Del. — The Delaware state veterinarian now will have greater power over the ownership, sale, display and rehabilitation of exotic animals.

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Thousands of seized exotics will remain in care of rescue leagues

February 18, 2010

Arlington -- The more than 26,000 exotic animals seized from a Texas pet-trade facility in December will remain in the custody of rescue groups.

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Exotic Companion Mammal specialty welcomes first eight diplomates

January 24, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. -- Eight veterinarians have become the first diplomates under a new Exotic Companion Mammal specialty.

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More H1N1 cases in domestic, exotic cats

January 1, 2010

Cases also appear in turkeys, dogs, ferrets and pigs as swine H1N1 vaccine is developed

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150 exotic animals relinquished at Busch Gardens

December 22, 2009

Busch Gardens' Bill Street discusses the park's recent exotics amnesty day, held in conjunction with the Florida Wildlife Commission. The Tampa Bay, Fla., event took in more than 150 animals for which owners could no longer care or lacked proper permits.

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Illegal exotics

November 1, 2009

What's a veterinarian to do? Treat the animal or report the client?

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