By 52% To 29%, Americans Would Outlaw Private Zoos With Exotic Animals

November 02, 2011, 6:00 PM GMT+0

Many Americans would outlaw the keeping of exotic animals in private zoos — this in an Economist/YouGov Poll conducted after a man in Zanesville, Ohio freed most of his wild animals and then shot himself. Nearly all of those animals were shot by police. 

Half of the country says they would outlaw such private zoos. Three in ten believe that anyone following relevant laws and regulations should be free to keep exotic pets. Republicans and conservatives are divided, with as many supporting the right to keep such pets as opposing it. Those under 30 — and men – are also split in their opinions. But opposition is strong in most other groups. 

Economist/YouGov poll archives can found here.

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