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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These websites provide statistics on the risks of death and/or injury from a wide variety of causes. A quick look at these will put the so-called "danger" of exotic pets into perspective.
Statistic Sheet from Exotic Pet Owners Uniting Compares the rates or injury and fatality from exotic animals to other hazards.
National Safety Council Odds of dying from various causes.
Bureau of Justice Statistics. Firearm Injury and Death from Crime, 1993-1997.
CDC WISQARS WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
FireSafety.gov Statistics and reports on fire deaths.
United Justice Death Statistics Comparison includes stats on car accidents, flu, murder, airline crashes, lightning, and anthrax.
ISAF 2004 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary Shark attack statistics.
Relative Risk of Shark Attacks Compares the likelyhood of death or injury by shark versus injury or death from a allegator attack, tornado, lightning strike, toilet-bowl product, human-bite, etc.