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Exotic Animal Amnesty Day Allows Owners to Surrender Non-Domestic Pets

Animals  (tags: wildlife, exotic, animals, rescue, alligator, iguana, monkey, chimpanzee, tortoise, Burmese, python, pets, zoo, protection, Connecticut )

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An alligator, an iguana, a small monkey, an eight-foot Burmese python and 132 other non-domestic pets were dropped off Saturday at Connecticut's first exotic animal amnesty day. The event was organized after a chimpanzee attacked a woman in February.

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Janet Solomon (231)
Sunday July 26, 2009, 11:18 pm
What a FABULOUS idea!
How incredibly CIVILISED!

. (0)
Monday July 27, 2009, 12:51 pm
So so good... there are enough exotics out their in the open grasslands, they need to be controlled and perhaps taken back to the countries of orgin... People need to be educated in knowing that exotics are not exotic to have

BernadetteP P (72)
Monday July 27, 2009, 3:41 pm
good idea thank tom

MmAway M (505)
Monday July 27, 2009, 6:37 pm
Thanks for the heads up, at least they are not sitting in someone's back yard now -- all alone! More events need to take place for people to surrender these exotic animals to the right people. More awareness for these type of animals!!!! Way to many people want to own these animals as pets and WHOOPS they got to large for them, and then these animals are either left to fend for themselves of just thrown away, MORE EVENTS LIKE THIS I APPROVE!!!

Caren Adelman (0)
Monday July 27, 2009, 11:55 pm
important idea.

mary f (202)
Tuesday July 28, 2009, 2:45 am
goood idea thanks tom

Carolina G. (5)
Tuesday July 28, 2009, 11:27 am

No Way (0)
Wednesday July 29, 2009, 12:49 am
We seriously need this in Florida, NOW!

Carol Ann Roberts (0)
Friday July 31, 2009, 9:26 pm
This idea is way past it's time! Why hasn't somone thoguht this up before now? Please, everybody with an exotic animal, please give it up and give it the home it deserves, the one you always meant to give it but could not due to space, money or time. this animal deserves to live a decent life.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 1, 2009, 4:18 am
This is the way to go but I still think that animals like those in this story shoud not be sold as pets.They belong in the country where thet are part of the ecosystem of that country.They are also completely unsuited to be kept in an unnatural environment. We see the trouble the release of Burmese Pythons have caused in the Florida Everglades. another example of this is in the UK irresponsibe people let loose the American Sygnal Crayfish into our streams and rivers.This has meant that our own CrayfishI could are well on the way to extinction .I could resite many other cases of this type including foriegn plants which have had a devastating effect upon our wildlife they were introduced because of their beauty but no thought was given as to there suitability.Have you ever seen a river choked to death by Japanese Knotweed?.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 2:21 pm
it is despicable that animals that are dangerous to us, especially to other household animals and many people (small or elderly) are allowed as pets. i can understand appreciating many animals in sanctuaries or zoos, but it's really not the best thing for the animal or the person to have them in the first place. i see many comments saying we need this in florida, we need this in nj, but it's everywhere. there are so many people even in the state where i reside that have a LOT of snakes and what sickens me is they generally also have babies and small animals like cats in the house as well. it's a terrible combination and i've actually witnessed the most ignorant, stupid arguments by those enamored with living on the craigslist forum site in the pets section saying that "we need to have these animals to keep the population of rodents down." right. i'm not even going to try to make sense of that ridiculous garbage.
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