Tags: animals | ohio | lawsuit

Exotic Animals Owner's Widow Threatens Lawsuit

Wednesday, 08 Feb 2012 05:49 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The widow of the Ohio man who released his collection of exotic animals from their cages before shooting himself is threatening to sue the state if her attorney doesn’t get more information about plans for the surviving animals.
Marian Thompson wants her attorney, Robert McClelland, to be contacted about tests scheduled to determine the animals’ health or that the state has set an administrative hearing so she can argue for their return, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Thompson’s late husband, Terry Thompson, released his collection of more than 50 animals before shooting himself in the driveway of the property. Deputy sheriffs killed 48 of the escaped animals that night, including lions, monkeys, and tigers, to protect the public.
The remaining animals have been at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium since late October under a quarantine order while they await health tests.
McClelland, in a letter to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, said his client wants news about the animals by the end of this week. Thompson began her fight to get the animals returned just days after the incident.
No dates have been set for testing the animals or for an administrative hearing, an agriculture department spokesperson said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Dr. Evil's 'Saturday Night Live' Skit Hits North Korea, Sony

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 07:26 AM

Mike Myers opened "Saturday Night Live" with his Dr. Evil character taking on both North Korea and Sony Pictures after t . . .

Miley Cyrus' Shriver Ban Creates Kennedy Family Holiday Conflict

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 06:42 AM

Miley Cyrus has been banned at Kennedy holiday events by Maria Shriver who disapproves of the singer's budding romance w . . .

Tom Brokaw Cancer Remission Comes After Months of Chemo

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 05:35 AM

Veteran NBC newsman Tom Brokaw announced Sunday that after months of chemotherapy his cancer is in remission and he soon . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved