Animal Venue Links
Federal, State and Local Requirements
At the federal, state and local levels, animal venues may have additional requirements. Below is a list of useful links. All have roles in regulating the international and interstate movement of animals:
Ohio Department of Agriculture - Animal Health - ODA regulates the livestock and poultry industries for purposes of food safety, and animal health and welfare.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife - ODNR regulates the possession and propagation of wild native species. Private or commercial ownership of four or more wild animals that are indigenous to Ohio requires a permit to ensure conservation of wild native species.
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Animal Welfare - The USDA governs venues that sell exotic animals and/or that exhibit animals under the Animal Welfare Act.