Should it be illegal to keep dangerous wild animals as pets?

Should it be illegal to keep dangerous wild animals as pets?

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    why is the lizard called like that? are americans toddlers?

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    No. In fact it should be mandatory to capture and tame a cougar in order to vote.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Dying from a Gila monster bite
    Fricking how? You have to be a literal hospice patient for this to be the reason.
    Also
    >Gila monster
    >Is actually a beaded lizard
    Of course.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reptilegays are total psychos that fed those things with mice.
    Deserved tbh

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Frozen-thawed ones, yes. Ideally, you'd also be giving Gila monsters quail eggs and chicks to add variety to their diets, since they raid nests in the wild.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why does anyone need to own a wild animal though? I can understand things like ratites which aren't technically domesticated but are still important for farming, why would you possibly need to own a cobra or tiger?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      ‘Wild’ animals encompasses a lot of animals and are still useful. Falconers for example use wild hawks, eagles and falcons to hunt down pests. Minks can be trained to hunt down rats. Aquarists keep a number of fish and aquatic life that would constitute as ‘wild’. Of course no one needs something as dangerous as a cobra or as demanding as a Tiger where they almost certainly won’t be able to provide for its needs.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because cobras and tigers are cool

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Why does anyone need to own a wild animal though?
      mental illness unironically

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Aggressive dog species need the same level of scrutiny as someone who has a venomous reptile. But snakes are scary so ban them.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I thought gilas were so heavily protected that you can't even handle one in the wild without risking a serious fine?
    Did he have one of the larger Mexican beaded lizards instead?

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The greater majority of the time, when someone gets bitten by a Gila monster, they'll wish they were dead but they'll live through it. Every article on this is pointing this out, but the last known fatality was in 1930.
    In all likelihood, either this was an allergic reaction, the man mismanaged his injury, or he had something else going on that made him extra susceptible.
    Also worth noting that it's illegal to even own Gila monsters in Colorado without a license, so I'd imagine the guy was probably a dipshit who had no experience handling venomous reptiles, especially as at least the one that bit him wasn't that old. If he did have a license, then he likely did not handle the animal according to his training.
    Either way: people who accept animals with a capacity to cause harm into their house should understand the risks and take appropriate measures as such, because if their animal kills them or gets loose, that becomes more than just one person's problem. It's also these types of incidents that end up causing crackdowns on more mundane forms of petkeeping.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    No

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Virtually any animal can be “dangerous” in the right circumstances - wild or otherwise. Overly venomous animals are probably best to restrict to those with permits though.

      >1983
      >1899
      … Anon?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Some animals can definitely be more dangerous than others.
        https://myfwc.com/license/captive-wildlife/class-i/
        This is a pretty reasonable list. Venomous reptiles are subject to their own regulations.
        I do think it's pretty dumb that giraffes are considered class II wildlife, seems like they've got more potential to do harm than some of the primates here. American alligators could probably get bumped up to class I as well, but I imagine a lot of old US culture of keeping baby gators is partly responsible for their current placement.
        Some of the primates feel like they'd fit more with the class II fellas too.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yah know, i saved that file so long ago I never bothered to check the file name ever till now

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't see why not. There are far more dangerous things to own which are not wild like pit bulls.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pit bulls are completely safe to be around. I have several and let them babysit my toddler while I'm out shopping.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >leaves offspring with baby killer
        >natural eugenics takes action

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Gila Monster
    Do Americans really?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      why is the lizard called like that? are americans toddlers?

      >look it up
      >its named after a river
      >why monster
      >because someone found a 35lb bastard
      >indians also thought it was a monster that could breath poison
      whats wrong with eurpoors, no sense of mysticism anymore

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"gila monster"
    >picture is of a beaded lizard

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