Comment on Got a Tiger Living Next Door
Carole just posted a comment in support of Dr. Jennifer Hobgood’s article called, Got a Tiger Living Next Door? The only other people who have taken the time to do so are the exotic pet owners. Taking the time to post your comments, lets the media know that the majority of people do not condone the keeping of wild animals as pets.
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Here is Carole’s comment:
As someone with twenty years experience with big cats I can tell you the Dr. Hobgood speaks the truth. While those who have posted here claim to love their animals, the fact is that they love the ego trip having an unusual pet gives them and not the animal for who he or she is. As a society, we all know a little about love and know that if you have to cage someone to have them near you, then it isn’t really love.
On a common sense level, no one in
The following is a partial listing (653) of incidents in the
To see a video of the mauling of a zoo keeper in 2006 go to http://bigcatrescue.org/animal_contact.ht…
The Journal of Internal Medicine in 2006 estimated that 50 million people worldwide have been infected with zoonotic diseases since 2000 and as many as 78,000 have died. Read more about zoonotic diseases here:
To see the number of exotic cats abandoned each year go to http://bigcatrescue.org/animal_abuse.htm
To view a trend chart that shows the alarming escalation of big cat incidents here: http://bigcatrescue.org/Flash/BigCatBans/…
The U.S. represents less than 5% of the entire global population, but up through 2006 79% of ALL captive cat incidents occurred in the U.S.(Now that the US is clamping down on the exotic pet trade, the reports in 2007 show a decline in U.S. incidents compared to the rest of the world) Likewise, Florida represents less than 6% of the U.S. population while 11% of all U.S. incidents occur in Florida.
To view photos of fatal injuries from cases reported in the American Journal of Forensic Medicine click http://bigcatrescue.org/laws/AMJForensicF…
This video shows facilities that are currently licensed and approved by the USDA and the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission that have been operating at this level or worse for more than 10 years and yet are still open to the public. These images are typical of those who allow cameras in but there are many worse ones who do not. This shows precisely why we need to ban private possession of exotic cats. http://www.veoh.com/videos/v2570412PGPYhmr
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