Banning exotic pets doesn't help them - it kills them!
Every person who drives a motor vehicle subjects themselves and their family to a risk three times greater then does someone who owns even a large exotic cat such as a tiger.
Exotic cat ownership is already regulated on federal, state, and local levels.
Banning does not stop cruelty - the most horiffic recent exotic cat abuse case took place in California, where exotic pet ownership is strictly prohibited.
Animal rights groups are pushing bills that ban keeping exotic pets - but allow fur farms to breed and slaughter them. These groups care about their agendas - not animals!
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Should exotic cats be legal? Absolutely. The current lobby to outlaw people's exotic pets is fueled by miconceptions and special interests. The truth is that banning exotic animals results in pets being seized from their loving owners. Sometimes these animals are destroyed; the more fortunate are placed in sanctuaries to live out their lives in cages, causing a huge strain on the nations' limited sanctuary space. How would you feel if your family pet was outlawed? Please think for yourself and learn the real facts in the articles below.
The Constitutional and Human Rights of Exotic Animal Owners Please take the time to read this thoughtful, intelligent, and well researched article, which explores the interwoven concepts of liberty, happiness, and our connection to nature in the context of our relationships with big cats. Read or print article....
Science and Law vs. Animal Rights Hype The follow-up to "The Constitutional and Human Rights of Exotic Animal Owners," this article is a must read for reasons why exotic pets should not be banned. Learn the truth behind Animal Rights hype! Read or print article....
UNIQUE CHALLENGES IN THE CAPTIVE PROPAGATION OF ENDANGERED FELIDS by James Godsmark, B.A., B.Sc This paper highlights the importance of private breeders in the struggle to save wild felines from extinction. Read More....
Media Influence on Public Perception of Exotic Cat Owners No, I'm not bashing the media. But it is neccessary to take a serious look at the role it plays in forming our (mis)conceptions of the world we live in, especially concerning something as newsworthy as exotic cats. Read More....
Gods, Gaia, and Great Cats The latest paper by John Williamson and John Burkitt looks at conservation, biological systems, and aniaml ownership issues through what has been termed the "Gaia model." Read More....