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Exotic Wildlife as "Pets"
Transcript of Exotic Wildlife as "Pets"
Total Incidents: 1801
Human Death Toll: 76
State where most occur: Florida
Species most responsible: Reptiles Risky Business Ban on private ownership of exotic animals - non-domesticated felines, wolves, reptiles, primates, bears, etc.
Partial ban on private ownership of exotic animals - allows ownership of some depending on state regulations
Requires owner to obtain a license or permit or register animals with state or local authorities to posses the animal privately
The state does not require owner to obtain license or permit to posses animal within the state, may regulate some aspects (i.e. entry permit, veterinary certificate, etc.) Disease Salmonella Reptiles
~7% of salmonella cases in the U.S. are from reptiles
#1 species contracted by = Iguanas Rabies Racoons Monkeys Herpes B
25% of imported macaques, a popular pet primate, have or have had the virus Man's Best Friend Kept in Captivity Release into communities It took at least 5,000 years for wolves to evolve to dogs! Domesticated animals DO NOT do well without people...wild animals DO NOT do well with people!! There are THOUSANDS of years difference between domesticated and wild animals CLEARLY not a good idea to have one as a pet!! 49 out of 56 animals killed Dozens of exotic animals released in Zanesville, OH Can cause:
Behavioral Disorders http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-10-18/exotic-animals-loose-ohio/50821092/1 http://www.bornfreeusa.org/b4a2_exotic_animals_summary.php http://www.bornfreeusa.org/database/exo_incidents.php?&page=4 http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/13/1/06-0480_article.htm
http://www.aspca.org/adoption/adoption-tips/exotic-animals.aspx http://www.aspca.org/adoption/adoption-tips/exotic-animals.aspx The Law Danger to Owners and Others
Exotic Animal Instances
(1990-2012) #1 carrier of rabies in the United States
Account for 35% of all animal rabies cases http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/facts/rabies.html