Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fun and games, cops and robbers at the Circleville Pumpkin Festival

It was a beautiful, brisk fall day at the Pumpkin Festival last Friday. We ate our way through the festival feasting on fried cheese, brats, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin cream puffs, pumpkin elephant ears, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin peanut brittle, pumpkin coffee, … Continue reading

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No more lions and tigers and bears as pets

A committee representing various zoos and animal groups across the state is working on legislation to regulate ownership of non-native animals. This is being done to prevent an animal Armageddon such as we had last week in Zanesville, Ohio. (See: … Continue reading

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‘It was our only option’

Here is more information on how events developed after a menagerie of wild animals were released on Terry Thompson’s farm in Zanesville, Ohio last week. The sheriff and his deputies had no other options but to shoot the animals in … Continue reading

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What can we learn from Ohio’s animal Armageddon?

Jungle Jack Hanna, known as much for his zany humor as for his love of animals, was near tears as he described the carnage after 49 exotic animals escaped from a Zanesville, Ohio farm. He described it as if Noah’s … Continue reading

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Dogs leave paw prints on your heart, adopt one today!

If you are not moved by a warm furry body next to yours, big floppy ears, wagging tail, and a wet tongue eager to give you doggy kisses, then you aren’t human. October is “Adopt A Dog Month” and if … Continue reading

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Senate Bill 5 opponents detail union concessions

Teachers, fire and police, and state workers are not the money grabbers as portrayed by proponents of Issue 2. They have voluntarily given up over $1 billion in the last few years. Senate Bill 5 opponents detail union concessions.

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More on “Vote No on Issue 2”

The election is still more than three weeks away and the battle over Issue 2 is heating up. A lot is riding on this issue and both sides are digging in for a tough fight. As I stated in my … Continue reading

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