Banning “Exotic” Pets Is Senseless

The precise number of tigers in Texas is unknown but it is estimated by a lot of specialists that there are at least four,000 tigers kept by private people in Texas. Now in contemporary occasions, she’s drastically changed her tune, but she gets to maintain her exotic pet collection in the form of an ‘animal sanctuary’ (Shambala, which was house to Micheal Jackson’s two tigers), even though chastising other people for pursing exotic pets in a far a lot more accountable fashion than she did so in her previous.

As exotic pet ownership is already unpopular to start with, I wonder why the media has the require to repeatedly declare opposition to the subject with the very same failed arguments as although they are offering an educative expertise for viewers.

Many individuals have a tendency to associate these pet-related illnesses toward the ownership of uncommon and exotic pet owning scenarios, nevertheless all animals harbor and can transmit bacteria, pathogens, viruses, and other organisms to humans that has the potential to lead to illness.

A common tactic by anti-captive animal organizations (such as The Humane Society of the United States or the Animal Legal Defense Fund), is to ever so subtly, throw all so-called exotic animals into the identical category when these groups speak to legislators.

A lot of roadside zoos or zoos that are significantly less than adequate as far as their capability to handle animals with contemporary zoological requirements have USDA licenses, and it doesn’t necessarily qualify them or make them prime candidates to home some of these unsafe exotic animals,” Wikenhauser said.

It may possibly be of interest to some folks that previous to 2010, boa constrictors, regardless of immense reputation as pets in the reptile trade, have been accountable for zero recorded human fatalities in the US. Nor am I aware of any incidences in other countries, but the US is a much more than enough sample size.

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