Exotic pets growing more accessible in USA
Posted by PeterCat on Sat 7 Dec 2002 - 22:28
The "USA Today" issue of December 6 includes an article on the ownership of exotic pets, and what can happen when the owners can't care for, or control, the animals.
Also, keep an eye out for a lengthy (and grisly) Associated Press story to be released soon, on the trade in exotic animal meat and hides.
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Goodness, people, if you have a hankering for something exotic, get a fennec fox or something like that. It may be wild, but at least if it gets mad at you it won't rip your arm off... maybe it'll rip the toes off your sock, but that's about it for ripping.
Having read the article, I must say -- just what the hell is wrong with people anymore? I don't know if it's all the Disney influence or simple shrinkage on brain cells, but anyone who buys a 400-lb wild feline and expects it to act like Morris ought to be institutionalized for their own protection!
Ardashir (who is glad none of his neighbors own any of the 'big kitties')
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