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Miami Metrozoo: Turn in Exotic Pets, No Questions Asked

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- 3357 days ago -
Instead of letting go of that pet cheetah when it's grown too large to keep in the backyard, state officials are offering a different solution: Turn it in to them. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Miami Metrozoo are hosting the

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Past Member (0)
Sunday March 15, 2009, 2:30 pm
I wonder what will happen to those animals once they are turned in...

Alison H (6)
Friday April 3, 2009, 11:30 am
Please show your support of protecting our wildlands and wild creatures by signing this petiition:

The US imports over 3,000 different wild species every year, without doing a risk assesment of what could happen if it did get out and start breeding.

From the current 30,000 Burmese pythons eating everything in the Everglades, to the 2003 monkeypox outbreak from the Gambian pouch rat, to Asian carp that spread from aquaculture farms to the the entire Mississippi River Basin, it's time to speak up for our ecosystems and the economies based on them.
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