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Why Do People Own Exotic Pets?

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, exotic pets, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 3071 days ago -
The death of an Ontario man has, once again, raised the issue of regulations preventing the keeping of dangerous exotic animals. Or, at least, the licensing of them

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Alicia V (181)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 7:36 am
Why!? Just because they have to show off and think that if you raise the animal the instinct which is wild would be inexistent, then they kill the animal.

Joanne C (47)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 7:55 am
A good question and great article. I particularly liked the last three points made. Thanks Cher.

Fiona O (565)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 8:13 am
People own exotic pets to display wealth or to garner attention.

Thursday January 21, 2010, 8:50 am
I believe it is because humans want anything that is different or exotic. the more tabboo or unconventional it is the more humans seem to want it.

Martina K (1)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 10:10 am
thank you

Peggy A (109)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 10:22 am
They have them to be different from others. Actually these animals are happier out in the wild where they belong

Patricia C (96)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 10:53 am
Noted, thanks you. Wild animals seldom have the space or habitat they need when kept as pets, and we all know they can seldom really BE "pets".

Sherry E (168)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 2:05 pm
This is sad. Wild animals are just that. Wild. People should NEVER have them caged or at their homes. Stupid Humans!

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday January 22, 2010, 4:04 am
Why? Stupidety of course.
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