Born 2 B Wild
Telling you why you should not keep exotic animals for pets!
Reasons why we should not keep exotic animals as pets
2.Because the majority of states do not keep accurate records of exotic animals entering their state, it is impossible to determine exactly how many exotic animals are privately held as pets. The number is estimated to be quite high. Certainly 6,000 to 7,000 tigers are held by private individuals.
3.The American Veterinary Medical Association, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have all expressed opposition to the possession of certain exotic animals by individuals.
4.Exotic animals do not make good companions. They require special care, housing, diet, and maintenance that the average person cannot provide. When in the hands of private individuals the animals suffer due to poor care. They also pose safety and health risks to their possessors and any person coming into contact with them.
Real Life Stories
2.And apparently Ohio is one state that doesn't regulate or restrict keeping wildlife captive.
Dangers for Exotic Animals as Pets
2. In December 1998, a healthy 5 month-old girl suddenly dies at home after contracting salmonella from the family’s pet iguana. The girl has no direct contact with the iguana yet contracts salmonella.
3. I n February 2000, a woman is viciously attacked by her “pet” macaque monkey. The monkey leaps from his open cage onto the woman’s head, and makes gashes 6 inches deep and other cuts to her head, arms, and legs. The woman spends over a week in the hospital and must undergo more than 12 weeks of physical therapy. The monkey has bitten the woman on two other occasions and previously attacked the family dog.
Legal and illegal for keeping exotic animals
What is the impact on the environment where the exotic animals should be
What do the numbers say about keeping exotic animals as pets
What the experts say about keeping exotic animals as pets
"Exotic Animal No-No's: Why Owning One Can Hurt Them and You." Do Something. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Feb. 2014. <http://www.dosomething.org/news/exotic-animal-no-nos-why-owning-cool-pet-hurts-them-and-you>.