Born To Be Wild

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Real Life Story #1


It's a bit unclear if the rattlesnake in this incident was truly a pet, but according to accounts a young man by the name of Matt Wilkinson from Portland, Oregon had been keeping a reptile he found near the side of a road. Allegedly, Wilkinson was relaxing with his girlfriend and some beers when he decided to try to impress her by sticking the 20-inch rattler in his mouth . Perhaps surprising no one, the young man was bitten. He was rushed to a hospital immediately and then he received a tracheotomy.

Dangers for animals and people.

The American Veterinary Medical Association, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have all expressed opposition to the possessors and any person coming into contact with them. 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. Keeping a wild animal as a pet is very challenging and you don’t know when or if they will ever attack you. Dangers for people are that the animals could act up, and attack anytime they want. The animal couple not be happy with the food you fed them, so they act up and bite or claw you.

What is legal and illegal.


Some states don’t allow you to have wild animals without a permit. In some states you need a permit. A permit allows you to have a lot of animals or wild animals. For an example, the united states wants their to be a permit for you to have a wild animal.

What do Experts say?

Experts say exotic pet pose health risks to young children. Exotic pets such as reptiles and monkeys should be discouraged in homes with small children or people with immune systems problems, as they pose a health risk. Says scientists. Having the monkeys or reptiles in your house with little kids, could cause them to have health risks the rest of their life.

Dangers For Animals

The American Veterinary Medical Association, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have all expressed opposition to the possessors and any person coming into contact with them. 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. Keeping a wild animal as a pet is very challenging and you don’t know when or if they will ever attack you.

Whats legal and illegal

Some states don’t allow you to have wild animals without a permit. In some states you need a permit. A permit allows you to have a lot of animals or wild animals.


Impact on Environment.

In the United States, millions of exotic animals are kept captive in private homes and buildings. Also raodside zoos. the trade in exotic animals is a multi billion dollor idustry, exotic animals are bred, sold and traded in large numbers.

What do the numbers say?

Numerous government agencies, public officials and non-profit organizations have spoken out against keeping of a wild or exotic animal as a pet. For example, the American Veterinarian center has opposed the private possession of certian exotic animals.