Arthur Rosenfeld

Exotic PetsAll throughout the nation, in Americans’ backyards and garages and dwelling rooms, of their beds and basements and bogs, wild animals saved as pets dwell facet by facet with their human homeowners. It’s believed that more unique animals reside in American properties than are cared for in American zoos. The exotic-pet business is a profitable business, one that’s drawn criticism from animal welfare advocates and wildlife conservationists alike. These folks say it is not solely harmful to deliver captive-bred wildlife into the suburbs, but it surely’s merciless and it must be legal too. Yet the difficulty is far from black or white.

The demand for exotic pets fuels both the authorized and illegal wildlife commerce. Wild animals are extensively obtainable from pet retailers, commerce fairs/markets and breeders, and may be seen marketed on the market in newspapers and on the web. Whilst many animals are captive-bred to provide the demand, some animals are wild-caught and others are sourced from zoos and circuses on account of uncontrolled breeding.

It may be very noble, taking in anteaters so they won’t perish altogether. Are they in a position to live in properties with persons who’ve allergic reactions to cat hair? I would consider taking in a pair of anteaters, firstly, as a result of there are TONS of ants the place we dwell (significantly… and hills in every single place); and secondly, as a result of I do not wish to see them die out.

African Clawed frog ( Xenopus laevis )- A keystone specimen in scientific examine (developmental, cell, and molecular biology), but also outstanding within the pet trade. African clawed frog populations have been reported in 11 states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. It might threaten native frogs and predate on an endangered species of frog.

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