Citizens believe that owning Exotic pets should not be allowed. Exotic animals should not even be allowed to owned animals at all. The availability of owning exotic pet should be very limited. Most of the time exotic animals is solid to people that have children of very large families. An exotic pet is dangers and later own in life hopefully it will be banned cause of the risk of citizens life. Many surveys has shown exotic pets is dangers for many reasons. Citizens’ owning exotic pet is leading to many deaths or retires of the pets. Nearly every incidence of exotic pets end with little harm to eople.
Studies has shown from 1990 to 2011 only 75 deaths has occurred. Opposing to car accidents deaths from 1990 to 2011. So why blame exotic pets for the death? Exotic pets are wild and potentially dangerous and as such do not adjust well to a captive environment. The majority of the states do not keep accurate records of exotic animals entering states it is impossible to determine exactly how many animals are privately held as pets. The number is estimated to be quite high. Certainly 6,000 to 7,000 tigers are held by private individuals.
According to he Centers for Disease Control, wild animals carry diseases, such as Herpes B and salmonella, which harm and kill humans. International experts in infectious diseases warn that most emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic (contagious diseases spread between animals and humans) [and] wildlife constitutes a large and often unknown reservoir. ” One of the causes of the emergence of such diseases is the keeping of dangerous wild animals as pets. A recent U. N. report indeed found that “seventy percent (70%) of the new diseases that have emerged in humans over recent decades are of animal origin.
After hearing all this citizens should be scared to own an exotic pet. They giving out diseases and that’s putting lives in danger and not even that who want an animal that can possibly kill in your home. (Hessler, Katherine. ) History Citizens started owning exotic animals since 29,687 BC, “the dog was the first animal to be domesticated . This leads to other species being domesticated for survival purposes. Such as hunting, transportation, and keeping their owner safe. Humans in the Democratic Republic of Congo, contributed to the concerns over public health between humans and exotic nimals.
Problem Statement Should citizens be allowed to keep exotic pets? According to my research it has shown keeping exotic pets is dangerous. Some citizens cannot provide the care exotic pets need. Exotic pets need special care, housing, diet, and also make sure citizens can keep up the work ethic. Exotic pets is knowing to attack citizens in many surveys. Keeping wild and exotic animals as pets threatens public health and safety as well as animal welfare. Wild animals can attack and spread disease, and the average pet owner cannot provide the care they need in captivity.
From tigers to bears to chimpanzees, these are dangerous wild animals-and in some states it’s perfectly legal to keep one as a pet. (Society, Humans) Method Animals that fall under the “exotic” category include honey bears, black panthers, leopards, poison dart frogs, bearded dragons, chimpanzees, and tigers. Tim Harrison, Public Safety Officer for the City of Oakwood, says that privately-owned alligators are one of the most common animals he’s dealt with in his career.
Other exotic pets on-the-loose that Harrison has rescued include an aggressive cougar and a poisonous Gaboon iper. Kendall, Jodi). Noting the increase in the market for exotic pets, Dr. Elsayed Mohammad, regional director at the International Fund for Animal Welfare explains, “If you compare how many lions, how many pythons were imported to the UAE, you will see that the big problem is driven by kids, teenagers. When we worked with kids before, we noticed that almost 100 percent of the kids had had exotic pets at least once in their lives. “(Good, Kate. ) Data In the survey given citizens were presented with the question, Should exotic animals be kept as domestic pets?
This chart discuss the citizens that say yes, no, do not know on owning exotic pets. This chart is based on a survey toking to see citizen’s opinion on exotic pets. More citizen agreed on owning exotic pets. Which is crazy cause citizens don’t know what type of responsibility . Due to the living conditions that have to be made for the pets to be healthy. Most citizens had come out with the thought of if these exotic pets will turn on them and their children. Freddy Vasquez said “There were 75 deaths reported due to wild animals that have been kept as pets.
In 1999, a 3 year old Illinois boy was strangled to death as he slept by the family’s pet African python. ” During the survey many agreed not knowing how much responsibility it is. When owning exotic pets they need to be in the right habit to survive. This chart is talking about ownership of animals involved. This chart is based on events that have been collected. From the research collected there has quite a few animals escaping from places. The ironic thing is that there were more animals found dead. The data has shown only 85 humans have been kill during the time.
Hessler, Katherine. Summary Domestication of an exotic pet is dangerous, and should be banned because of the health risks that comes with owning an exotic animal. Exotic pets are hard to maintain for many reasons; exotic pets need special care, housing and diet. Exotic pets is known to attack citizens in many cases (Society, Humans). Exotic animal carry many deices harmful to human body The dog was the first animal to be domesticated . (Lazzari, Chelsea)
Animals that fall under the “exotic” category include honey bears, black panthers, leopards, poison dart frogs, earded dragons, chimpanzees, and tigers. Tim Harrison). Resolution The American Bar Association urges all federal, state, local, and territorial legislative bodies and/or governmental agencies to enact comprehensive laws that prohibit the private possession, sale, breeding, import, or transfer of dangerous wild animals, such as big cats, bears, wolves, primates, and dangerous reptiles, in order to protect public safety and health, and to ensure the humane treatment and welfare of such animals.
These actions should not be took lightly and be unforced immediately. Hessler, Katherine. Exotic Animals as Pets”. WWW. Americanbar. org. August 2009. web. May 16, 2016 Most of the problems come from the citizens knowing the conditions. All animals need proper care such as food, live space, and the right owner. Part of the problem is the adventurous citizens wanting exotic pets. The law need to put restrictions on the owning of exotic animals for the safety and protection of citizens. The solution is very simple ban the owning of Exotic pets. To save many citizens lives and have a big decrease of death rate due to exotic animals. Conclusion