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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Zoo gets nod from chamber, unions and Jack Hanna

World renowned zoologist Jack Hanna and Cincinnati business and labor organizations are endorsing the March 4 levy for the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Hanna is director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and a frequent guest on the David Letterman show.

“The Cincinnati Zoo is a leader in the world in the conservation and breeding of endangered species and this can only be accomplished with the continued support of the voters of Hamilton County,” Hanna said. “The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium share a common purpose … to make the world a better place. I am proud to lend my support to this great institution and encourage the voters of Hamilton County to do the same.” The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council and the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Local 282 (which represents some Zoo employees) also endorsed the levy.

The zoo is seeking a 0.46-mill renewal levy. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $9.44 a year, $1.78 more than that owner pays now.


at 7:57 PM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Close the zoo and lets just eat all of the animals.
Just kidding, this is the only thing worth voting yes on in the city.Now if we could just feel as safe as the animals when we drive there.

at 10:31 PM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zoo: Animal prison (to please humans) OR wild life preserve??

at 11:40 PM, February 27, 2008 Blogger Mark Miller said...

The Zoo earned its world class status during the 115 years when it had no taxpayer funding at all. Now it's sponging off the public more and more with every election.

Unless the Zoo's dying, why are we putting it on life support? It sort of reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where George gets a scooter because he's too lazy to walk on his own. Pitiful.

Likewise, the Zoo is simply taking advantage of the generosity of others. They can and should pull their own weight. Public assistance is for those who can't make it on their own.

Vote "No" on the Zoo Levy.

at 10:59 AM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZOO: prison for animals OR animal preserve ???

at 1:58 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO new taxes for anyone, for any purpose. We are taxed to death. Eliminate the existing waste and then redistribute the government's assets. STOP REACHING INTO OUR POCKETS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. THEY ARE EMPTY!! Does anyone hear??
THEY ARE EMPTY! Find the waste, get rid of it, and there will be a ton of money for 100 zoos....

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