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R.I.P. to the lions, and tigers, and bears…oh my.

Yesterday we reported on the release of wild animals in Ohio. Several celebrities including Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, DJ and LiLo ex Samantha Ronson, DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and long-time animal expert Jack Hanna all took to their Twitter page to let their feelings known about the tragic situation.

Despite some folk’s outrage, Jack Hanna made it clear that he understands that some of the animals had to be put down to ensure public safety.

“I’m sorry to say, but what the sheriff did had to be done,” Hanna told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer. “Otherwise, we would have had carnage out here in Zanesville, Ohio.”

As expected, PETA also tossed their two-cents in the media as well

PETA released a statement saying, “The shooting of dozens of exotic animals in Zanesville is a tragic example of just how wrong things can go when people are allowed to keep wild animals. PETA hopes that this will serve as a wake-up call to Ohio Governor John Kasich, who earlier this year refused to extend an emergency ban on exotic animals in the state that had been put in place by his predecessor.”

The latest news is that there is only one animal still on the loose, a monkey infected with herpes B virus, according to the sheriff’s office.

Are you disturbed by the killing of these animals or do you believe that the Sheriffs Department is just doing what was necessary?


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