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Ohio governor to sign exotic-pet executive order


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced he'll sign an executive order cracking down on dangerous exotic pets.

The governor made the decision Friday, a few days after an owner in Ohio set dozens free this week and committed suicide.

Kasich had let an order cracking down on the ownership of exotic animals expire this spring, arguing it lacked legal authority.

Activists have complained that Ohio has some of the nation's laxest regulations on exotic pets.

Police were forced to shoot most of the animals freed this week to ensure public safety. They included tigers, bears and lions.

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