The escape of 50 exotic animals near zanesville, ohio, last month brought into the spotlight the complex issues, as well as dangers, of keeping wild animals as domestic pets the incident happened tuesday (oct 18) when resident terry thompson set loose his menagerie of lions, tigers, bears, monkeys. While dogs and cats do exhibit behavioral problems and are not always treated in ways conducive to optimum welfare, they are not fundamentally unsuitable as pets, and large amounts of information is available on their proper care in contrast, many exotic pets have specialized requirements in captivity. The wildlife watch binocular fall 2004 / winter 2005 issue the dangers of the exotic pet trade: from tigers to turtles by: emily kennedy the introduction of the internet and advancements in international shipping has brought the world closer together as well as elevated consumers' interests in the exotic aspects of. “wild obsession: the perilous attraction of owning exotic pets,” the cover story for national geographic's april issue, dives into this multi-billion dollar industry it's a dicey subject: more exotic animals live in people's homes than in zoos, national geographic reports, and for many folks, these pets are just as. A place in the wild to dump them because few places will accept the exotic pets 23 the owners eventually solve their problems by dumping the snakes into the everglades national park24 what pet owners do not realize, however, is that burmese pythons compete with native species in the everglades ecosystem. Exotic animals — lions, tigers, wolves, bears, reptiles, non-human primates — belong in their natural habitat and not in the hands of private individuals as “pets the sellers of these animals, however, make no mention of the state or local laws regulating private possession of exotics, or of the dangers, difficulties, physical. The exotic pet problem in the uae drew attention in recent years as law enforcement officers began confiscating more cheetahs coming in illegally from africa, ahmed al hashmi, the environment minister, told wildlife watch in october al hashmi said uae president sheik khalifa bin zayed al nahyan has. Keeping wild and exotic animals as pets threatens public health and safety as well as animal welfare wild animals often subjected to extreme confinement and neglect, pet lions, tigers and other big cats have killed more than 19 people in the us since 1990 and injured hundreds more problems with big cats as pets.
Exotic pets aren't just for bond villains anymore critters that were once limited to the creepy kid or the bachelor with scars down his arm are gradually becoming standard household pets like cats and dogs perhaps soon there won't be any need for the term exotic whatsoever, as snakes and spiders roam. Exotic pets may rank highly on the novelty and excitement scale, but little is known about their ownership in australia a taste for owning exotic animals can be addictive – the more flamboyant the better earlier this and while native reptiles can be kept legally, illegal exotic reptiles are a serious problem. From pythons to goldfish, these former pets are now breaking bad and replacing native species.
Issues[edit. When people succumb to the temptation to purchase “exotic” animals such as hedgehogs, macaws, lizards, and monkeys—even tigers and bears—from stores, auctions, or the internet in order to keep them as “pets,” it often leads to pain and death for these animals, who can easily suffer from malnutrition, loneliness, and. Why canada's love for exotic pets is a growing problem owning exotics is a growing trend in canada, thanks to outdated and inconsistent laws and bylaws yasmin nakhuda, former owner of the ikea monkey owns a number of exotic pets, including parrot kilpatrick, monkeys, marmosets and a fox.
Wild & dangerous peers into the relationships between people and their exotic pets and examines the issues that come with keeping undomesticated animals can we transform any wild creature from any environment into a companion just by bringing it home and giving it a name do we have the right to own wild animals. If you are concerned about the decline of wild animal welfare and conservation and the human health risks posed by exotic pets, write a letter to your own elected representatives outlining your concerns ask them to look into ways of addressing the problems you've brought to their attention educate others about exotic pet.
The practice of importing and exporting wild animals as pets has been happening for decades learn how exotic pet trade works, and what happens to these animals when the novelty wears off. “the problem with exotic pets is that approximately half of the trade—worth tens of billions of dollars per year—is illegal,” says tom moorhouse, a zoologist at oxford university who studies the exotic pet trade “there is very little way that consumers can know whether the pet they are buying has been.
Editorial contends ownership of wild or exotic pets should be regulated or banned in light of emergence of sars and monkeypox, diseases that jumped from animal to human population argues ownership of wild animals as pets is also bad for animals and species cites death rate in trafficking of wild. Unfortunately, many consumers remain unaware of the origins of exotic pets, how the exotic pet trade affects wild populations, and how to care for exotic pets read the following faqs to learn more inform your friends and family members about the problems associated with the exotic pet trade print friendly, pdf & email. In some cases, exotic pets are simply released by their owners we can only imagine that this is a desperate attempt to rid the owners of any responsibility for the animal while maintaining the delusion that they'll be better off in the “wild” the only problem is that the “wild” typically means a residential. Live food items are often fed to exotic pet species whether they are birds, amphibians, reptiles, or mammals this raises issues of welfare, both of the animals fed live prey items and the prey itself concerns over live food welfare are particularly marked in the feeding of vertebrate prey items and evidence presented here.
The us trade in exotic pets has dangerous consequences for humans and animals alike, writes louis theroux even in the world of exotic animals, chimps are considered somewhat controversial of course, you can stroke and cuddle a baby lion, tiger or chimp, and therein lies part of the problem. Exotic animals paws does not take in exotic animals, such as parrots, hedgehogs, boa constrictors, and other animals not living naturally in washington state if you need to find a new home for an exotic animal, please search for an organization near you at petfindercom or contact the global federation of animal. Exotic pets better left in the wild be part of the solution and not part of the problem the znspca is opposed to exotic wild animals being kept or bred as pets getting an exotic pet might be very tempting, particularly when such a huge variety is now available a surge in the number of exotic. Bva position statements on exotic pets we agreed a joint statement on non- traditional companion animals (141 kb pdf), also known as exotic pets, in 2015 with the british small animal veterinary society (bsava), british veterinary zoological society (bvzs) and fish veterinary society (fvs) the statement covers issues.