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.
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.