Hyenas As Pets? (9)

Justin Bieber is yet one more undeservedly touted public determine who has accrued as many individuals who resent his reputation as there are the naïve prepubescent crowd accountable for his standing.

If you need to own pets which can be native to your state, pack your luggage and transfer to Arkansas the place you’ll be able to own native animals such as bobcats, foxes, raccoons, and coyotes. This is rather uncommon among the many states that tend to fiercely prohibit warm-blooded species which might be native to North America. This consists of states which are ‘lax’ on so-called exotic pets such as Nevada (where you’ll be able to have tigers and elephants). However, in Arkansas solely 6 of these animals per family is allowed, and you cannot buy or import foxes, they must be rescued from the wild or given to you.

I am a 70 year outdated licensed veterinarian. I like all animals but the only ones I have a need to own are medium sized reptiles. I additionally do a limited quantity of rescue. I have achieved this since I was a youngster. Reptiles are simple to maintain once you perceive their necessities and can provide them, so that’s what I deal with. I nonetheless have a number of turtles and tortoises that I acquired in the course of the sixties and seventies. My iguana and tegu will both be 26 years previous this 12 months, and are nonetheless going sturdy. I breed and show them, and use them for public education.

The concept that thugs would invade my presentation and assault me and wantonly kill my beautiful reptiles seriously hurts me. I can be 70 in another year. It was not in my retirement plans to spend my golden years” in jail for murder, however what the legal system defines and murder, to me is vermin management. I would use deadly pressure to guard my animals from attack by thugs. The legal system, I am afraid, would not consider killing people to save reptiles justifiable.

The monkeypox outbreak that affected dozens of people in the Midwest in 2003 was traced to a Gambian rat from Africa. The animal had been housed with prairie dogs in an Illinois animal seller’s shed. Prairie canine also have been known to hold the plague and tularemia. The herpes B virus, which is sort of 70 p.c fatal to humans, can be transferred from macaques to humans. Human contact with reptiles and other unique animals accounts for 70,000 circumstances of salmonellosis each year. Parrots can switch psittacosis, which might be deadly to humans.