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Should People be Able to Keep Exotic Animals as Pets?

My persuasive prezi on why people should NOT keep exotic animals as pets. Made from Mrs. Paul's class 2012-2013

Morgan Spanopoulos

on 3 December 2012

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Transcript of Should People be Able to Keep Exotic Animals as Pets?

Timeline of latest human deaths by animals in the general world July 3rd, 2012 September 21st 2012 October 19th, 2012 November 4th, 2012 Argument 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Why people think it is a good thing to keep them why it is bad It is bad because if the animal is full grown, you can never know when it will trust it's instincts and attack any meat it sees. Like pigs, it can be domesticated, but if any domesticated exotic animal sees or tastes blood or flesh, it will go on a rampage attacking anybody in sight. People probably cannot let go of their animal because of love and affection, but you still need to be very gentle, or the unexpected shall happen. Some people think the animals posses no threat.Some people are attracted to baby wild cats just because they are cute. The animals will grow up to be fierce hunters and no longer cute. Their natural instincts could take over and the animal would decide to turn on you. The sense of being out of their natural habitat will make them more prone to disease. Some owners would think it is just a cold, but really it is a terrible disease. You should not keep these poor animals as pets.Keeping them as pets in the animal's eyes,is that you kidnapped them and they are being held hostage. In America, we carry diseases that we and our normal domesticated dogs or cats are immune to. (Also, the exotic animal could carry diseases on it's own) People should not keep exotic animals as pets. Keeping the animals in captivity is like keeping a dog in a small confined space; and never letting it out. It is not their way of life! Poor animals are attacking not because they are vicious, but just because it is their instinct! They are constantly alert for any threat of any kind. That means, one wrong step or action, will set them for an attack. No! It is very dangerous to keep animals like these at home! It is very dangerous for the human and the animal if the animal is held in captivity. The animal could turn on you at any moment. Like in an article I read, someone had a pet chimpanzee and she brought it over to her friend's house. At a random time, the chimp felt threatened, and it literally tore off her face. Luckily, she survived. My point is, it is very dangerous for humans and the animals combined. Yes, We should Keep Exotic Animals as pets. Yes! You should keep exotic animals as pets. They are beautiful animals and with proper care, they will offer protection and entertainment. Intro You should NOT keep exotic animals in captivity. It is bad for the animal. It is terrible for the animal's immune system by changing it's natural way of life, by putting it in captivity. If the animal becomes sick because of this, it is usually hard and expensive to find a cure because it is a rare disease that our normal domesticated animals are used to, because they are immune to it. People treat these animals terribly, and many humans think nothing of it. Should People Keep Exotic Animals as Pets? By:Morgan Spanopoulos Some Stats of Wild Animal Attacks and Kills EdJournal. "Buffalo Makes Unusual House Pet." YouTube. YouTube, 26 May 2010. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=estTtyHv8D4> "Exotic Animals as Pets." ASPCA. N.p., 2012. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://www.aspca.org/adoption/adoption-tips/exotic-animals.aspx>. History Lists." History Lists. WordPress, n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://historylist.wordpress.com/2008/05/29/human-deaths-in-the-us-caused-by-animals/>. Bee/Wasp Maximum 100 Dog Bites 20 Horses: variable 5,000 by Spiders 8,000 people are bitten by snakes Averaged 3 by Bulls 1000 killed by Scorpions in Mexico 1 by Centipedes 1 by Bears 1 by Mountain Lions 112 Shark attacks 20 by Alligators 500 by Elephants 2 by Wolves People think it is good because the animals show rank. If someone keeps a pet tiger, they feel all high and mighty to the people with the common domesticate animal. It is terrible because they may torture the animal just to make it do what the owner wants it to. The poor animals probably will become sick because of regular dog or cat food, the special food tailored to the animal, (if they can find it) will be very expensive and in small portions. Pittsburgh, USA: Child dies after falling into an African wild dog enclosure in a zoo "World Disasters. Animal Accident Timeline, 21st Century." World Disasters. Animal Accident Timeline, 21st Century. World News, 26 Nov. 2012. Web. 02 Dec. 2012. <http://www.mapreport.com/subtopics/d/2.html>. Sydney, Australia: A female zookeeper was seriously injured after being 'pinned' to a post by a young male Asian elephant during a routine training session at Taronga New York USA, A 25-year-old man has been mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City after he jumped from an elevated train into a tiger enclosure Johannesburg South Africa, U.S. student in critical condition after chimp attack In conclusion, it is terrible people keep exotic animals as pets. Would you attack someone treating you like a slave from another continent? People do not realize that animals are very unstable. Even the slightest hunger, and you go to feed the animal, it could try to bite the food out of your hand, and possibly eat your hand. People realize the animal is sick, but they just think it is just a small cold. It is really because since they were moved out of their natural habitat, they are more inclined to become sick without the things they depend on most in the wild. Let us see the animal's perspective. If you were moved out of your natural habitat you called home to live with a complete stranger, you would eventually become more and more agitated, become completely hostile, and you would eventually trust your instincts and attack. Conclusion "Animal Planet - Surprisingly Human." Animal Planet. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2012. <http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/untamed-uncut-animal-attacks.htm>. KANANI, BAZI, and ENJOLI FRANCIS. "Texas Student in Critical Condition After Vicious Chimp Attack." ABC News. ABC News Network, 29 June 2012. Web. 02 Dec. 2012. <http://abcnews.go.com/International/texas-graduate-student-andrew-oberle-critical-condition-vicious/story?id=16682789>. Spanopoulos, Morgan E. "Should People Be Able to Keep Exotic Animals as Pets? | CreateDebate." Should People Be Able to Keep Exotic Animals as Pets? | CreateDebate. CreateDebate, 14 Nov. 2012. Web. 02 Dec. 2012. <http://www.createdebate.com/debate/show/Should_People_be_Able_to_Keep_Exotic_Animals_as_Pets>. Bibliography Any Questions?
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