Exotic Animals: The Chance To Own An Exotic Animal

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The Chance to Own an Exotic Animal
Owning an exotic pet risks a person's life and the animal’s life when the animal is not under the correct care. This has been an issue in recent history when pets escape and maul citizens or the animal is harmed by not being fully cared for, or if it has to be killed due to the danger it has caused. However these accidents and tragedies are advertised globally and cover up the great advantages and positive outcomes of owning exotic animals; this creates a biased opinion that owning an exotic pet will always end in dreadful consequences. Although owning an exotic animal as a pet can be dangerous for the owner, animal, and any bystanders, by owning an exotic animal a person can gain a tremendous amount of responsibility and save an animals life once learning how to properly care for the exotic pet.
Having an exotic pet is not a relatively new idea. The idea to have an exotic animal has been around since the Mesopotamia was thriving around 3000 BC, and these pets were a symbol that the owner was of royalty or relatively rich (McNie). Owning an exotic animal made a person relatively famous among the population that was not as fortunate to have one. This supremacy of owning an exotic animal has prospered throughout the centuries gaining popularity, especially during the 1960s in England where anyone that was able to have an exotic animal became favored among movie stars and the general population (Bourke and Rendall 22). Nowadays people owning exotic animals cherish their time with them while providing the animal with a proper habitat and diet. Toby a tiger that is now under the care of the National Tiger Sanctuary was loved and cared for by a private home for most of his life along with many other ...

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...ople should have the right to own an exotic animal as long as they agree to follow appropriate rules set by any form of government or organization, and allow officials to routinely inspect the conditions that the animals are living in.
The ability to own an exotic animal should depend on whether or not the owner can sufficiently care for the animals and can insure the safety of the themselves and others while possessing their pet. Having an exotic animal as a pet is an unusual fascination; however, the only difference from exotic and domestic pets is that exotic pets are not native to the areas they live in. Why should this small, insignificant discrepancy hinder a person’s ability to gain the knowledge and a breathtaking experience of owning and caring for an exotic pet once proving that they can properly provide for the animal’s needs and the safety of others?

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