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Opposing view: Let people own exotic animals

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Don't overreact. Terry Thompson didn't represent the typical responsible owner. He had a criminal record and animal abuse charges.
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I plan to use info from this site to use as the opposing argument of why you should be able to own an exotic animal.  This website is valid becouse the author of the article is Zuzana Kukol is president and co-founder of Responsible Exotic Animal Ownership .

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Tyler Farmer's comment, March 21, 2013 1:22 PM
"On average in the United States, only 3.25 people per year are killed by captive big cats, snakes, elephants and bears."
Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 10:52 PM
if u can pick the car you want to own you should be able to pick the type of animal you want to love
Katarina Hier's curator insight, January 14, 2014 2:08 PM

This shows the opposing view of my project and is from usa today.

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The Dangers of Keeping Exotic “Pets”

The Dangers of Keeping Exotic “Pets” | Exotic Animals as Pets | Scoop.it
Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to advocate for the protection of animals from cruelty and exploitation.
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it is credible because the author is a veterinarian at the baltimore zoo and has a phd.  I plan to use this becouse it provides info on the risk to public safty and the laws on exotic animals.

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Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:23 PM
"During 1996-1998, 16 different state health departments reported to the CDC salmonella infections in persons who had direct or indirect contact with pet reptiles, and in 1994-1995, 13 different state health departments reported salmonella infections."
Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:24 PM
salmonella is possesed by almost all reptiles and can cause severe symptoms to people or even death to young children
Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:25 PM
salmonella is given to humans after a person eats after touching a reptile without washing their hands
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Three Reasons for Banning the Private Possession of Exotic Animals

Three Reasons for Banning the Private Possession of Exotic Animals | Exotic Animals as Pets | Scoop.it
Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to advocate for the protection of animals from cruelty and exploitation.
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this link as good info on public safety and animal cruelty and is credible because born free usa is a well known organization in the exotic animal community.

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Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:26 PM
"Adult exotic felines weigh anywhere between 300 to 500 pounds depending on the species, and are incapable of being “domesticated.”"
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Zoonoses - Animal Diseases that may also Affect Humans - Department of Primary Industries

Zoonoses - Animal Diseases that may also Affect Humans - Department of Primary Industries | Exotic Animals as Pets | Scoop.it
Zoonoses - Animal Diseases that may also Affect Humans
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this website provides great info on all diseases caused to humans by animals  and credible because it is .gov and the author is an expert.

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Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:38 PM
people that are constantly working with exotic animals are at higher chances of extracting these diseases
Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:39 PM
these diseases are preventable by •practicing good personal hygiene;
•providing prompt and effective first aid treatment to cuts and scratches;
•using personal protective equipment eg overalls, gloves, boots, goggles, aprons;
•cleaning and disinfecting work spaces and equipment;
•vaccinating pets and livestock;
•worming pets;
•controlling rodents;
•isolating and treating sick animals
Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:43 PM
all animals can be dangerous but mostly exotic animals can cause serious harm if you do not take precaution
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ASPCA | Exotic Animals as Pets

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i will use this website becouse it as good on what bad things can occur to an animal when in a house with people and is credible becouse it is a well known organization.

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Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:46 PM
just becouse an animal has a sick name doesnt mean you have to buy it
Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:48 PM
"Some people will even set the animal loose. This is dangerous and illegal. The exotic animal can spread diseases to native species, and might kill native animals and legitimate pets"
Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:49 PM
moving exotic animals around is also bad for the enviroment it was taken to and the one it was taken from
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PAWS - Exotic Animals

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PAWS believes that exotic animals should not be kept as pets because of the inherent risks to human health and safety, and the cruelty involved in keeping such animals in unnatural environments.
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This website as my three main points in the article and provides very useful info on my topic.  This website is a credible source becouse the author wrote a book on the topic.  Animal Underworld: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species
by Alan Green, published by Public Affairs

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Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:06 PM
"It is estimated that up to 90 percent of Macaque Monkeys carry the B virus, which may be shed in saliva. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the extremely high prevalence of B-virus along with their behavioral characteristics make the Macaque species unsuitable as pets. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommend that children under five years of age and immunocompromised persons avoid contact with reptiles due to Salmonella risks."
Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:07 PM
Even when animal is messing around with a human very severe injuries can occur.
Katarina Hier's curator insight, January 10, 2014 2:03 PM

Shows the risk of safety to the owners.

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Pets and exotic animals left to die in abandoned Phoenix home

Pets and exotic animals left to die in abandoned Phoenix home | Exotic Animals as Pets | Scoop.it
Phoenix police have charged a man with animal cruelty for abandoning his home with 68 exotic animals and pets inside. Several of them had attempted to dig out of Hart's apartment into the apartment next door.
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This is credible because it is from a well known news site.  I plan to use the video in this link as pathos to appeal emotionally to the audience.

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Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:31 PM
i want to use this video as an example of a very irresponsible owner
Katarina Hier's curator insight, January 10, 2014 2:03 PM

Shows the dangers for the animals

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Exotic Animal Incidents | Nat Geo Wild

Exotic Animal Incidents | Nat Geo Wild | Exotic Animals as Pets | Scoop.it
Exotic Animal Incidents
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this website provides very good statistics on the injuries caused by exotic animals in the last 20 years and it is credible becouse national geographic is well respected.

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Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:28 PM
their are more pet tigers than their are in the wild
Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:30 PM
i want to use the pictures with the stats in my visual aid
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Owning Wild Animals: Stats on Exotic Pets (Infographic)

Owning Wild Animals: Stats on Exotic Pets (Infographic) | Exotic Animals as Pets | Scoop.it
GoFigure takes a look at lions, tigers, bears and other wild creatures that people have taken as pets.
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this site as very useful statisic i could use in my presentation and is credible becouse the facts and article were from the humane society and born free usa

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Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:34 PM
"Born Free USA, a nonprofit advocacy organization that strives to end the ownership of wild animals, has documented some 1,500 attacks, including 75 human deaths, escapes and other incidents involving exotic pets since 1990"
Tyler Farmer's comment, March 24, 2013 11:35 PM
An owner in ohio released close to 50 exotic animals into the community and then commited suicide and almost all 50 of the animals were killed by authorities
Katarina Hier's curator insight, January 10, 2014 2:05 PM

Shows the stats on exotic animals

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'The Novelty Wears Off, And Then They Turn Into What They Are: Wild Animals'

'The Novelty Wears Off, And Then They Turn Into What They Are: Wild Animals' | Exotic Animals as Pets | Scoop.it
-- Yadah used to be an adorable baby. Now he's a cranky 5-year-old with a willful streak and a $250-per-month food bill, and Shannon Pandarvis is desperate to get rid of him.
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this website shows an example of a real life experience and shows how expensive exotic animals can be and is credible becouse it is from a miami newspaper

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Tyler Farmer's comment, March 25, 2013 12:01 AM
Many wildlife sanctuaries are being forced to shut down or stop taking in new animals becouse they cannot afford it
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 27, 2013 9:42 AM
Good job evaluating sources for credibility!
Katarina Hier's curator insight, January 10, 2014 2:05 PM

This shows that it is in there nature to act the wy they do therefore they belong in the nature not kept as a pet.