facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Nugent blasts Kasich on exotic animal law

Oct. 20, 2011 at 11:42 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
click here to play video
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Rocker Ted Nugent, an avid hunter, says Ohio Gov. John Kasich is to blame for a devastating exotic animal escape near Zanesville, Ohio.

Nugent, who is known for his support of gun ownership and hunting rights, said Kasich should never have ended an executive order from the previous governor that banned exotic animal ownership.

"These are real, wild, dangerous, capable and dangerous animals and they belong in the wild," Nugent told The Detroit News Wednesday.

Nearly 50 animals, including 17 lions and 18 tigers, were killed by deputies Wednesday after the owner of an exotic game preserve freed dozens of wild animals Wednesday before committing suicide.

"I think it's a downright tragedy when people attempt to keep dangerous wild animals in captivity -- I think it should be criminal," he said.

Nugent told the newspaper he was the "only dangerous carnivore" on his 1,200-acre Michigan hunting ranch. "And I'm totally controlled by Mrs. Nugent," he said.

Topics: John Kasich
© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kendra Wilkinson to Hank Baskett: 'It's divorce time!' Kendra Wilkinson to Hank Baskett: 'It's divorce time!'
2
Renee Zellweger responds to criticism of her new look Renee Zellweger responds to criticism of her new look
3
Amber Rose declares her love for Wiz Khalifa Amber Rose declares her love for Wiz Khalifa
4
Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel settle lawsuit against Heat magazine Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel settle lawsuit against Heat magazine
5
Elizabeth Pena died of complications from alcohol abuse Elizabeth Pena died of complications from alcohol abuse
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback