Surprising as it may look to some individuals, but to these who adopt a sugar glider as their pets are fairly confident that they produced the proper choice. Whilst the nation is in the midst of embracing previously illicit psychoactive drugs and successfully overturning unfair breed particular legislation in numerous regions, exotic pet owners stay predominantly hated by animal welfare/rights groups, government officials, and a lot of the basic public whom are fed numerous unashamedly blatant lies by the Humane Society of the United States and well-liked animal sanctuaries like Big Cat Rescue.
News of Bieber’s ‘pet monkey’ has invaded many vapid celebrity gossip internet sites as nicely as these with more substance, highlighting an uncommon but critical situation that numerous animals kept as pets face: folks who likely shouldn’t even personal a Chia Pet getting higher-maintenance exotics.
For instance, in North Carolina, exactly where there are no statewide laws governing exotic pet ownership, the Surry County board of commissioners recently banned massive cats, non-native venomous reptiles, nonhuman primates, and wolves following a 10 year old boy and a 14 year old girl have been mauled by captive tigers in separate incidents.
Leaving the controversial topic of privately maintaining such huge and potentially hazardous animals aside, there are far more owners of ‘exotics’, in which these animals are smaller and pose little or no threat to folks, or at least are equal to or much less than the risk of owning several domesticated pets.
A typical tactic by anti-captive animal organizations (such as The Humane Society of the United States or the Animal Legal Defense Fund), is to ever so subtly, throw all so-referred to as exotic animals into the identical category when these groups speak to legislators.