Should people own exotic animals? No people should not own exotic animals.I have three reasons.One,the exotic animals can cause harm to the public.Two,they allow people to trade them.Lastly,they require special care that needs hard work.Even though there are some benefits,there are also some drawbacks.
People should not own exotic animals. In ”Let People Own Exotic Animals”, they could be family pets and be loving. But they could have some harmful diseases.Here is one of they many reasons they harm people. According to ”Born Free USA” Salmonellosis is a disease that affects a lot of people and is very dangerous.The salmonella infection is caused when people eat after not washing their hands correctly after dealing with a reptile or touching something a reptile had contact with.The salmonella bacteria can cause severe headaches,fever,nausea,and more.It could also cause death to mostly young children and elders.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that people should not have reptiles as pets.
People should not own exotic animals.These animals can be used for when their kind is extinct and could be really helpful.They are allowed to be traded by people so they could be harmed .A 2003 federal law banned the transport of some big cats which stopped much of the trade.But that only includes big cats,how about the other exotic animals.People are allowed to exhibit animals but they need a federal license according to ”Wild Animals Aren’t Pets”.Many states don’t require one.So,they would have exotic animals without permission and they would be able to trade.
Lastly,exotic animals require special care.As said in ”Chicago Tribune” its very different when owning an exotic animal.It takes a lot of hard work so you must learn about the animal before buying one.They need specific care.To survive they need their surroundings to be the correct temperature.They have different sleep schedules because they might be nocturnal.They need specific food that they would eat if they were in the wild.Many of the exotic animals won’t show symptoms when they are sick so you would have to watch them carefully.
To summarize, exotic animals should not be owned as pets.They harm people.They are allowed to be traded and also harmed.They need special care.Requires a lot of hard work and time.So they could harm you and you could harm them as well.There is some benefits but you have to think about drawbacks most importantly.
Wild Animals Aren’t Pets by USA Today
Let People Own Exotic Animals by Zuzana Kukol