Exotic Pets

This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the exotic pets trade, to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 9 December 2015 at 9.30am. Captive Feline Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July 6, 2004) Captive Non-Human Primate Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July six, 2004) Captive Reptile Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July six, 2004) Incidents Involving Miscellaneous Captive Held Exotic Animals , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July 6, 2004).

This section discusses a handful of state regulations that are neither complete bans nor licensing systems, but that do govern private ownership of exotic pets. Pets have always had a place at the White Home, and even though canines may possibly be the favored companions of most first households, there have been some rather unusual pets who have called 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue property. According to the University of Florida, far more than 7,000 venomous snake bites are reported annually in the United States (it is uncertain how several of these snakes are pets), 15 of which outcome in death.

Nonetheless, captive care and husbandry information for numerous frequently kept amphibians, reptiles, birds, and modest exotic mammals are widely available via literature, animal enthusiast groups, and World wide web websites and discussion forums. Based on the opinion of a veterinarian, the court located that the city had adequate reason to ban exotic pets although licensing harmful dogs.

The Animal Protection Institute, an animal welfare group, catalogues attacks or escapes involving exotic pets. Almost everything at our state-of-the-art, 7000 square foot facility was designed with the special requirements of birds and exotic pets in mind. When The Fund for Animals took over care for these animals, the everyday expense was $500, clearly well beyond the capabilities of most exotic pet owners. Summary of State Laws Relating to Private Possession of Exotic Animals , Animal Protection Institute, at (last revised Oct.

Like licensing schemes, other regulations permit exotic pet ownership while prescribing the circumstances under which such animals may be kept or imported. Federal Laws: Three federal laws regulate exotic animals — the Endangered Species Act, the Public Health Service Act, and the Lacey Act. In the exotic pet context, some owners have argued that regulations depriving them of their pets constitute a taking of their animal for the public welfare, and that they ought to acquire just compensation for their loss. Fourteen states have full bans on at least most of the pets considered exotic.