Born 2 B Wild

Whats Wild Belongs in the Wild....

Trying to Prevent Exotic Animals From Becoming Pets Since 1980

It Really Does Happen...

In June of 1999, a 10-year-old girl died after being brutally attacked by her stepfather's pet tiger.

Or in 2006 when Animal Control officers seized 19 dog wolf hybrids after they were found chained to trees with no food and no shelter.

Or in 2012 Zanesville OH, when 39 escaped exotics were shot and killed by police officers.

We can prevent disasters like these from happening...

Dangerous for Animals...

And Humans....

Many exotic animals are carriers of zoonotic diseases such as

  • Herpes B
  • Salmonellosis
  • and Monkypox

All of which are communicable to humans

Many times an exotic animal kept as a pet has led to the humans death

If the animal is a large snake their owner or caretaker is often strangled

Sometimes mauled by large mammals

No Protection

Did you know that the U.S. has NO exotic animal safety laws in place to protect the animals and people?

Many States require you to have a license to possess an exotic animal and nothing else.

Steve Vogel, a curator at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, says that when an exotic animal attempts to attack its owner, it is a sign that something is wrong. “Anytime that an animal gets to the point where it’s trying to bite you, or it’s trying to react to you negatively, that’s very stressful for the animal,” he says. “And it’s unhealthy if it’s a continued thing.”
Between 5,000 and 7,000 tigers are kept as pets a year and they can be purchased for as little as 300$
75 Deaths since 1990 have been attributed to exotic animals

"The best figures available point to twice as many tigers in captivity in the United States in private hands as there are left in the world," says Adam Roberts, executive vice president of Born Free USA.

The Environment

Even on our world exotics have a deteriorating effect

Exotics that are released into or escape into the wild often become invasive species and compete with natural animals for food

The diseases they carry can devastate entire ecosystems

Have a Good Day and Remember, The Wild Belongs in the Wild!