I Don't Think Wild Animals Should Be Pets

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    I'll Clarify:

    Rescuing a wild animal that faces extinction by placing it in a captive environment that is almost identical to the animal's natural habitat and breeding it with another of its kind to ensure that the population doesn't dwindle: GOOD IDEA. Stealing a wild animal from the wild...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

    Of Course Not!

    They are wild for a reason. If you can keep them in a natural enviroment and bond with them that is fine. Keeping them captive in a cage or home and you are asking for trouble.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 25, 2009

    To Show Respect For Other Creatures

    Its become a trend of late for those who claim to love animals to adopt wild animals as their own pets.  Owners give reasons ranging from being of fan/lover of said species to the novelty of the species as compared to dometicated animals. It is my view that these people...
    DavidAtl DavidAtl
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2009

    It Isn`t In There Nature

    when pepole do this ,they are not considering the fact that these are wild animals,not pets.that what they are doing goes agaist the animals nature.far to often they only realize this after traggedy.wild animals are not pets ,nor are they children.they can and as they become...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    1 Response Mar 13, 2009

    Of Course Not.

    I dread the idea of people owning a 'wild' animal as a pet. I'm afraid to inform you, but some animal just are never met to be kept as a pet. Not only for people's safety, but also it just isn't fair to an animal. The whole idea of exotic pets seem pretty cool to most people, and...
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers
    18-21, F
    Jul 17, 2012

    Bad Idea As A General Rule

    The wild pet rade has one very unfortunate repurcussion: Most of the time, the owner bought the animal on a whim, and was not properly prepared to care for them. Sadly, this has nothing but bad consequences for the animal in question. I myself am an animal lover, and I honestly...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian
    18-21, F
    Jan 24, 2012

    Or Trained

    It makes me sick when wild animals are trained to do stupid ******* tricks for people who are complete ignorant morons who dont give a **** what conditions these animals are being kept in or how much they are degraded by doing these stunts...really sickens me. And they...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2009

    It's Sad

    They almost always wind up in a rescue facility or something goes wrong and they have to be killed which is so unfair! Why can't people leave well enough alone? *Sigh*
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 24, 2011
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