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Let People Own Exotic Pets
Transcript of Let People Own Exotic Pets
By Stuti Mathur
"Zanesville, Ohio's Terry Thompson made national headlines in October 2011 when he released a horde of wild animals that he and his wife kept on their property, and then killed himself -- leaving the gruesome task of trying to control endangered Bengal tigers, monkeys, lions, wolves, baboons, and more."
"The police ended up shooting nearly 50 of the animals in an effort to stop them from terrorizing Thompson's town -- and while this may be the most horrific story of exotic pet ownership we've heard lately, it's certainly not the only one."
As you can see, people should be allowed to own exotic pets because they make excellent guard animals, these poor animals need homes, and serve as a backup in case the animals go extinct. We need to let people own exotic animals as long as they are in good hands.
Let People Own Exotic Pets
I believe that people should be allowed to own exotic pets because they make excellent animal guards, these poor animals need homes, and it serves as a backup in case these animals go extinct.
Why Those Who Think We Should Not Be Able To Own Exotic Pets Are Wrong
Some people would say that owning exotic pets poses a threat to public safety. However, if these pets are kept with good care, such incidents will be rare. Danger from these animals is low. On average in the United States, only 3.25 people are killed per year by these animals. Meanwhile, traffic accidents kill about 125 people per day.
Why I Believe People Should Be Allowed To Own Exotic Pets
One important reason why people should be allowed to own exotic animals as pets is that most exotic animals make excellent guard animals. If thieves and criminals knew you had a 300lb bear or cat, they wouldn't break into your house. An equally important reason is that these animals need homes. They have nowhere to go. Many of them die of cold or hunger. The most important reason is that owning exotic pets also serves as a backup in case the animals go extinct. It eliminates breeding pressure on the wild populations.
Wild Exotic Pet Owner