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There are many sad aspects to the story I wrote about yesterday regarding the exotic animal farm owner in Ohio who killed himself after setting his animals free.

The saddest, of course, is that so many animals running out in the wild had to be killed.

This, for example, is a Regal Tiger.  Only 1400 of these magnificent creatures exist in the world today. Yesterday, they killed 18 of them in Ohio.

We also learn that the now-deceased wild animal owner was cited over and over again for animal cruelty and abuse.  And it begs the question: What kind of laws exist that allow someone to hold rare animals in capitivity?  And shouldn't the oversight of those animals be better?