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There is nothing like the intense bonds that form between humans and these tame wild cats.

This guide will explain the challenges and help you decide if life with one of these amazing cats is right for you.

What cat lover hasnít looked into the eyes of a wild cat at a zoo or in a photograph and secretly wondered how different these creatures really are at heart from our domestic companions?

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I have noticed a trend in the exotic feline community that I've dubbed the "Embittered Sanctuary Operator's Syndrome." This is a condition wherein people who started as private owners get involved in rescue or sanctuary work, and eventually end up condemning private ownership of exotic cats. This article addresses the causes, and flaws in logic associated with this "condition."

Private Owners and Breeders are a Critical Part of Conservation This article, Unique Challenges in the Captive Propagation of Endangered Felids, by James Godsmark, B.A., B.Sc highlights the vital role private breeding plays in conservation of endangered felines. Read Article....

One Viewpoint on Private Ownership Guest author John K. Babb shares his views on why private ownership of exotic cats should remain legal. Read Article....

Model Regulations for Private Ownership While banning exotic pets can be disasterous, having reasonable regulations in place to ensure responsible ownership can be beneficial. Most states already regulate exotic cat ownership, but if your state is considering adopting or revising such regulations, the Feline Conservation Federation offers model regulations that are both practical and reasonable. Read More....

Oregon Exotic Feline Laws Overview - Basic Regulations Read Regs....

Oregon Exotic Animal Laws Detailed Regulations Read Regs....

You remain responsible.. Forever...
For what you have tamed.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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