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Pennsylvania town passes exotic pet ordinance

Freeland's exotic pets expelled by ordinanceBy AMANDA CHRISTMAN (Staff Writer)Published: December 4, 2009If you live in Freeland and have a pet puma - or any other animal considered exotic - you'll have to pay a fee or find it a new home.Freeland Council approved its version of an exotic pet ordinance at Thursday night's meeting.The ordinance was drafted and advertised to the public in November after two pet pythons went missing from an Adams Street home, to the fright of several people in the neighborhood. The snakes were eventually found, according Read More

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Elderly lions, leopard getting extra attention at Indian zoo

Andhra PradeshZoo ‘veterans’ getting special careStaff ReporterFifteen animals have crossed their average life spanMost of the identified animals are carnivoresThey have been moved to summer houseHYDERABAD: Hansraj has crossed the age of 20 years and so does Karuna. Even Lakshmi and Bujji have crossed the 20-year-mark and have been put in the list of animals categorised as ‘veterans’ at the Nehru Zoological Park in the city.‘History sheets’The zoo has took up the task of identifying animals, which have either entered their prime or crossed Read More

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Pennsylvania town to vote on exotic pet ordinance

On the listBy AMANDA CHRISTMAN (Staff Writer)Published: November 3, 2009Freeland Council continued its meeting to December so it can vote on a proposed exotic pet ordinance.The ordinance stems from an incident last week, when two pet pythons were reported missing from an Adams Street home, which alarmed several neighbors enough to ask council to ban some pets considered dangerous.Anyone that keeps a pet defined as exotic or wild by the proposed ordinance is subject to a $1,000 fine, 30 days in prison or both, for each day the violation exists.The Read More