People should not be allowed to keep exotic animals as pets because of cost and safety. Cost is one of the main problems of owning exotic animals. The cost is sometimes thousands just for the animal. That expensive costs do not include things like food, habitat costs, and vet trips, which all are very expensive also. Safety is another main concern of having exoic pets.
Animal Captivity Bears don 't normally ride bikes, tigers don 't normally jump through fire, and elephants don 't normally stand up on their back two legs. Laws that protect traveling animals are not enforced enough to make a difference, and are highly ignored. Circuses should not be allowed to capture wild animals for entertainment purposes because the animals are abused, the populations are decreasing, and the animals don 't have enough freedom. To better understand why eliminating animal captivity for entertainment purposes is the best thing to do, someone must think about the opposing viewpoint. Most argue that the eliminating animal captivity for entertainment purposes is more humane.
People, consider it “immoral and unempathetic […] not to keep an animal.” (Dick 10) Such a strong taboo exists against not owing an animal that there is a massive industry that provides artificial, but realistic, animals to those who are unable to acquire real animals. While this social taboo may be inconvenient to those who must care for an artificial animal, it does encourage or pressure many people to care for actual, living animals. This taboo appears to have arisen after the nuclear war.
The big idea that the article “The Wild Life of Christian the Lion” and poem “Wild Home” share is that it is horrible to keep animals in cages and not release them. Also it can be sad to let something or someone you love go. “They belong under the white moon, free and untethered and wild as savanna skies”. When Ace Burke and John Rendall walked into the store “and saw the lion cub trapped in a small cage”. “In the wild, lions prowl thousands of acres of grassland and forest”.
An animal that has behaved one way for many years cannot suddenly change. Domestication is not something that happens in one or two generations: it takes hundreds or thousands of years” (Lewis). That is to say, even though it is rare for them to attack, doesn’t mean that it won’t happen with your exotic animal. Not only that, but you also need a lot of money and space to take care of that exotic animal that you probably don’t
Exotic animals are animals that stay wild, do not have resources that are easily accessible, and can be dangerous which means that humans should not be allowed to keep them as pets. If exotic animals stay wild then they should not be allowed as a pet. In the text piece entitled “Do You Really Want a Baby Tiger” by Mia Lewis it states “Exotic animals are something else. They are wild animals with wild animal instincts, even when born in captivity”.
Many people use dogs or cats as their emotional support animal, but there are some that would consider their exotic pets an emotional support animal as well. Exotic pets should not be considered emotional support animals because they can be potentially harmful to the owner and the people around them and are not usually a domesticated animal. Many people enjoy owning pets that could be considered exotic. They feel that it shows wealth and power. Some people even go so far as to consider this
Rachel Grant, an Animals MPDI editor wrote, "many exotic pets have specialized requirements in captivity that are beyond the scope of many pet keepers to provide" (Grant 6). Although one may believe that keeping, maintaining, and caring for an exotic animal will be like keeping a domesticated animal such as a dog or cat, the reality of the amount of care and expenses these animals require say
Moreover, zoos always respond to emergencies, such as deadly threats to one or another species, by providing specialists and establishing breeding and treatment programs (Borrell 9). Thereby, both articles express the opinion that zoos are important for conservation purposes as they provide a wide range of specialists and research data. More significantly, they react on emergencies and do their best to protect endangered
In particular, animals need to be in their natural environment in order to survive. “In the absence of that, they are permanently stressed to the point where their immune systems are compromised, and they have no defense against the kind of infections that are common to orcas who spend their lives in concrete tanks” (Marino 1). Animals in a human environment can be an endangerment since they are supposed to be adapted to their environment. “Even at the very best of human care and medicine cannot fill the void since, if they are to thrive orcas need ‘orca care’ in an orca environment, not a human one” (Marino 2). Animals used for breeding can be dangerous and result in serious disorders.
Animal preservations care for animals that can’t fend for themselves in the wild and teach people how to help, instead of keeping perfectly capable animals in man made enclosures. Although animals in captivity do live longer, they probably are not happy with their living conditions. Therefore, wild animals should be kept out of zoos, unless they can not survive on their own, then they should be taken to an animal
People should not be allowed to own exotic pets, period. This is due to the many diseases that they can spread, their mistreatment on the way to their buyer, and the large amount of attacks on people and other animals by them. According to some people, owning exotic pets may assist them in the wild later on by strengthening them through experience and
I believe that this will change as you will all take part in the upcoming poll and vote for the right to exotic pet ownership. As a member of the board of “American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” (ASPCA), I shall provide a comprehensive view of the problem and propose a law that will benefit all parties. Yes, I agree that these animals can be dangerous, but as a part of the state, we should also respect people’s freedom of choice. I am not suggesting to ban all ownership of exotic animals. Instead, a more reasonable proposal will be to establish a law in order to make sure our neighbors are safe, the animals are safe and the owners are safe.