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Should exotic animals be pets?

The thought of owning an exotic pet can be exciting, but many do not research how to properly care for it before purchasing, leading to animal abuse and neglect. But domesticating wild animals that are endangered or don't have a natural habitat due to climate change can save a species from extinction. Should the private ownership of exotic animals be banned, or is it beneficial to both owners and animals?

No, exotic animals should not be pets

People should be prohibited from owning exotic animals due to the danger they pose to both the animals themselves and to humans.

Exotic animals are dangerous to their owners and others

There are reports of exotic animals attacking their owners or escaping into the community.

Exotic animals can't get the proper care in captivity

Owners often lack the knowledge or money to adequately care for their exotic animals. Private zoos are often part of large breeding and selling organizations.

Exotic animals smell and carry diseases

Many wild animals are messy with unpleasant odors and carry bacteria and diseases that are hazardous to people.

Owning exotic animals is against the law

Owning exotic or wild animals is regulated by complicated and overlapping federal, state, and local laws. They typically vary depending on the community and type of animal. These laws are in place to protect the safety of the animals as well as the people involved.

Yes, exotic animals should be pets

Exotic animals are easily able to be purchased as pets and have the potential to earn owners a profit.

Keeping exotic endangered animals as pets conserves them

Keeping endangered animals as pets help conserve the species by allowing them to live and reproduce in a safe environment.

Exotic animals are profitable

Exotic animals can be used as a significant revenue stream for their owners.

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