preview

Exotic Animals Essay

Satisfactory Essays
Brett Ross

Manley

Ela 12

5-18-14

Exotic Predators

“Keeping wild and exotic animals as pets threatens public health and safety as well as animal welfare. Wild animals can attack, they can spread disease, and the average pet owner cannot provide the care they need in captivity.”-quote from Wayne Pacelle Owning exotic animals is not an easy task. Several people purchase these species not thinking about how big they are going to get or how much they're going to eat. For example there are exotic snakes that can get well over 20 foot. People buy these snakes and other exotic pets as small “cute’’ pets well after a couple years they have a very large bodied predator. If you have large pets you're going to have to feed them large amounts of food. Lions and big predators are going to need meat. People need to think of the food expense and the overall cost of these pets before they just buy them on impulse. Exotic pets should be illegal in the United States of America.

First of all, exotic pets can be very hazardous if treated wrong. Several people every year get assulted by exotic pets. Since most pet owners feed their pets live food; it makes them more likely to get attacked by their pet. That’s not what most owners want but several pets will only feed on live food. “Born Free USA, a nonprofit advocacy organization that strives to end the ownership of wild animals, has documented some 1,500 attacks, including 75 human deaths, escapes and other incidents involving exotic pets since 1990.” according to MyHealthNewsDaily. Another thing to consider is these are wild animals, so they don't like to be in their cage. Exotic pets will do anything to get out of their enclosure. If exotic pets get out it is a grave jeopardy to anyt...

... middle of paper ...

... but they are not worth it to own. Not only do exotic pets but owners in danger but they put anyone around them. These are very dangerous animals and they should only be housed by professionals or zoos. Many exotic pets carry diseases and can spread the sickness to other animals and even humans. The United States does not need any more people getting any more disease. Several people buy these animals on impulse. This is not fair for the pet to have to suffer because of a bad owner. Although people say they love their animals too much to get rid of them. People should get different animals that are legal and that don’t cause potential danger. With all the sicknesses these pets can carry people should be harry about having them in your house. So who wants an animal that can cause potential danger to their whole family and possibly spread diseases to their family?
Get Access