We all know how special interest groups can exaggerate things, like the nonexistent “Exotic Pet Crisis.” If you listened to some animal rights groups, you would think that keeping exotic pets is cruel, dangerous, and even bordering on treason. Before you buy that planner, consider that a high school student once made a compelling case for banning dihydrogen monoxide: colorless, odorless, and tasteless, it kills thousands of people every year.
Most deaths are caused by inhalation, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide don’t end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes serious tissue damage. Dihydrogen monoxide is also known as hydroxyl acid, it is the main component of acid rain, it can cause severe burns, it contributes to soil erosion, it can cause electrical failure and decrease in the effectiveness of car brakes, and it has been found in tumors excised from terminal cancer patients.
This report was presented to 50 students, asking what should be done with the chemical. 43 students were in favor of banning it, 6 were undecided and only one correctly recognized that ‘dihydrogen monoxide’ is actually H2O, plain, plain water. How gullible they are you?
Banning my cat makes as much sense as banning yours, and the results are just as heartbreaking for the pet and the owner. Are you ready for the truth about the “Exotic Pet Crisis”?
- Exotic pets are not dangerous! One study showed that the risk of injury for exotic cat owners was less than the risk of injury due to a domestic dog bite. And every person who drives a motor vehicle exposes himself and his family to three times greater risk than someone who owns even a large, exotic cat like a tiger.
- Most exotic pet owners are friendly and intelligent people who adore their animals and take excellent care of them. We love our pets like you love yours.
- Exotic animal bans result in beloved pets being confiscated, confiscated, and generally killed. A lucky few live their lives in cages under the care of strangers in zoos and sanctuaries. This is the dirty secret that animal rights groups don’t want you to know. Banning doesn’t help animals – it kills them!
- The ownership of exotic cats is already regulated by the US Department of Agriculture, the US Department of the Interior, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, CITES, the Animal Welfare Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Lacey Act, more city, county, and state regulations than can be denied, as well as existing public safety and animal welfare laws governing both exotic and domestic animals .
- “You can buy a tiger on the Internet for $ 100,” proclaim horrified activists reluctant to the investigation. Try ordering a tiger online, or even a serval. You will not succeed. This urban legend has great repeatability in cocktail parties and fundraisers to save cute animals from evil humans, but is seriously lacking in the reality department. Breeders have websites, but it takes a lot more than a click of the mouse to buy an exotic cat.