Essay about The Exotic Animal Trade?

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The Exotic Animal Trade Have you ever thought of what it would be like to own a tiger or a lion? At five years old the thought of owning an exotic pet seemed very appealing. However as I grew older and more mature the reality of the situation and the idea does not seem like a dream anymore. When most families decide to buy a family pet they generally look for a fancy goldfish, a cute puppy, or even an energetic bunny, not a dangerous exotic animal. Exotic pets can be defined as an animal not normally kept as a pet, and are non-native to the surrounding area. These can include various reptiles, monkeys, lions, tigers, cheetahs, and bears. By owning these types of animals, not only are we putting the lives of humans at risk but we are also putting the lives of these exotic animals at risk as well. However, despite all these hazards and risks many adults still house and own exotic pets in their own backyards and houses. over the past few years there has been an increase in the demand for these types of animals for pets. As a result the demand for exotic animal breeders has also increased and with very limited federal laws that regulate or prohibit keeping exotic animals as pets, the demand will continue to rise. Evidently, the government needs to be ban all activities involving the distributing and breeding of exotic pets because these animals are physically and emotionally harmed under the breeder 's care, harms the population of these animals, are difficult to be…

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