Federal judge upholds Ohio's new exotic animal law

Associated Press
Federal judge upholds Ohio's new exotic animal law

FILE - In this May 22, 2012 file photo, Noah, left, and Layla prowl their enclosure at Stump Hill Farm in Massillon, Ohio. A federal judge upheld Ohio's new restrictions on exotic animals Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 after several owners sued the state over the law. Current owners who want to keep their animals must obtain the new state-issued permit by Jan. 1, 2014. They must pass background checks, pay fees, obtain liability insurance or surety bonds, and show inspectors that they can properly contain the animal and care for it. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

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