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A Life Sentence: The Sad and Dangerous Realities of Exotic Animals in Private Hands


Offbeat  (tags: america, life sentence, exotic animals, wild animals, caged, exotic animal trade, cruelty )

Simone
- 1392 days ago - all-creatures.org
Across the United States, millions of exotic animals are kept captive in private homes and in roadside zoos and menageries. The trade in exotic animals is a multi-billion dollar industry, and exotic animals are bred, sold, and traded in large numbers.



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Shirley S. (172)
Monday October 4, 2010, 11:43 pm
noted
 

Margaret B. (88)
Tuesday October 5, 2010, 4:54 am
Sad state of affairs. EVERYONE needs to keep an eye out for any kind of animal abusers in their neighborhood. I know I do. And I will report ANYONE in a heartbeat if they were abusing or holding exotics...especially in bad conditions. There is waaay too much apathy from the general populace in this country. Either that or people thrive on "freakshows" like tigers in truckstops or circuses, ad infinitum....
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday October 5, 2010, 5:03 am
thanks Simone, noted
 

Michela m. (3813)
Tuesday October 5, 2010, 6:45 am
Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 5, 2010, 8:36 am
Noted, thanks. The ownership of exotic animals should be banned everywhere.
 

linda b. (190)
Tuesday October 5, 2010, 1:40 pm
I can't understand why people are allowed to keep exotic animals, it should be banned period. Thank you Simone.
 

Ritva J. (110)
Wednesday October 6, 2010, 2:00 pm
Keeping exotic animals as pets is plain vanity!
 
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