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Virginia To Discuss Regulations On Exotic Pets

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RICHMOND, VA—State officials are set to discuss tougher regulations for those who own dangerous pets during a meeting Wednesday.

The meeting comes after a request from Governor Bob McDonnell to review the state's policies and regulations on dangerous, exotic animals. The governor's request followed a 2011 incident in Ohio, where dozens of exotic animals were set loose by their owner.

The meeting also comes just one day after a Chesterfield man was found dead in his home where he kept several venomous snakes.

The victim had a bite mark on his finger, police said; however, the cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy is being performed by the State Medical Examiner's Office.


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