Ownership Of Wild And Exotic Animals

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Ownership of Wild and Exotic Animals “Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more,” (Teale). This quote shows that people who keep wild animals as pets do not realize that the native environment provides the wild animals with the necessities they cannot receive as a pet. Permits should not be given to people to own wild and exotic animals as pets because it is inhumane and dangerous.
People who keep exotic animals as pets do not realize the danger they are putting on the animals or themselves. There have been around 2,000 incidents involving captive exotic pets that have been reported and 75 reported deaths between the years of 1990 …show more content…

States categorized in B* have a semi-ban on exotic animals. This allows their citizens to own some exotic animals but other animals are forbidden. The type of animals that are forbidden depends on the different states. The states included under this category are Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Virginia, and West Virginia. ("Summary of State Laws").
The final two classifications that permits are separated into are the categories of L and N, in which the states either requires a permit or do not require a permit. In category L, states require exotic pet owners to receive a license or to at least register with the local authorities to legally own those exotic animals. Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Texas are the states that are classified as category L. The states that do not require an owner to receive a permit or license are specified to be in category N. However, these states may require similar aspects of a license such as an entry permit or a veterinary certificate. These states would include Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. ("Summary of State Laws").
Within these categories of B, B*, L, and N there are smaller subcategories that separate the animals into classes. The subcategories are Class I, Class II, and Class III but the types of animals in each class

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