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Confiscated Ohio Animals Make New Home In Colorado


Thirteen bears once confined to cages in Ohio are getting new lives in Colorado.  The nine adult bears and four cubs were moved at the end of May. 

Four of them came from the Stump Hill Farm in Massillon.  The facility failed to comply with the state’s new safety rules under the Dangerous Wild Animal law.  The law was signed by Governor Kasich after a suicidal Muskingum County man released dozens of bears, tigers, lions and other animals he owned.

People for the Ethical treatment of animals, or PETA, has honored Kasich with its Helping Captive Wildlife Award for his help in saving exotic animals.  

Information from The Associated Press was used in this story

Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.