It is typically claimed by animal rights group that exotic pets are dangerous, that they spread illness, encourage poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, that they are unsuitable for living in captivity, and a slew of other bullet points of ‘bad stuff’. On pages that go over the horrors that exotic pet maintaining has wrought in our society, you will see massive lists of ailments that are claimed to be spread by exotic pet owners, presenting an illusion that non-exotic pets are ‘clean and safe’ to personal in comparison.
The primary people who are involved with delivering the majority of information out there about telling men and women what to believe about captive exotic animals are legislators, public figures, celebrities, and several classes of activists with ideologies that are inherently against so-known as human exploitation of beings.
Boa constrictors, anacondas, ball pythons, capuchin monkeys, marmosets, baboons, mandrills, macaques, squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys, chameleons, iguanas, geckos, bearded dragons, sugar gliders, chinchillas, lemurs, sloths, kangaroos, wallabies and zebras could continue to be kept as pets.
The serious issues linked with the private exotic animal ownership have led groups as diverse as the American Veterinary Medical Association, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Illness Manage and Prevention, the National Animal Handle Association, and the American Zoo and Aquarium Association to oppose the private ownership of certain exotic animals.
In an interview, Tedrowe suggested that in situations in which current exotic pets are grandfathered in, Wisconsin lawmakers need to call for owners to have a minimum 5 acres of land, have at least two years’ knowledge caring for such an animal or pass a written exam on caring for the species.