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Why Do People Own Exotic Pets?

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

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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 Ogilvie (979)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 8:13 am
People own exotic pets to display wealth or to garner attention.

JULIE ANN Z. (247)
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 Warud (174)
Friday January 22, 2010, 4:04 am
Why? Stupidety of course.
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