Born 2 Be Wild
By: Adam Sobieski
SAY NO TO EXOTIC PETS
What do the numbers say
- Every year there is an average of 3 deaths by exotic animal.
- 90 % of exported reptiles die
Dangers for people
- These animals including lions, tigers, monkeys, alligators, and venomous snakes and other reptiles these animals are a danger to human health and safety.
Dangers for animals
- Across the United States, millions of exotic animals are kept captive in private homes and in roadside zoos.
- The new law will ban ownership of dangerous wild animals, including big cats, some smaller exotic cats, bears, hyenas, gray wolves, non-human primate species, alligators and crocodiles.
- On Thursday, June 21, 2012 the United States Senate passed a law protect the welfare of captive primates.
Exotic animal incidents
- On Jan 03, 2014 in Spring Hill, Florida A lioness escaped its enclosure at the Survival Outreach Sanctuary. The lioness was later found, tranquilized and returned to its enclosure. A week later, I woman was gored and lost her eye.
- On Dec 09, 2013 A Montgomery Alabama Zoo's white, female tiger escaped through an underwater break in the fence into the zoo's Asian hoof stock exhibit.The staff was able to tranquilize and return her to her enclosure after about 30 minutes
- On Nov 04, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois A small alligator was found under an escalator at Chicago's O'Hare international Airport. It is that it was abandoned.
What do the experts say
- “When animals are kept captive they become stressed and start hurting themselves.”
- “Keeping Exotic pets poses a great danger to the public.”
Impact on the environment
If people start taking animals out of their environment the food chain could go whack like if the lions are taken there will be more gazelles than normal.