Whats up with the increasing number of people keeping wild animals in their homes?

Whats up with the increasing number of people keeping wild animals in their homes? You can find hundreds of videos of any animal you can think of running around a well furnished home or apartment.

Are these people rich? Mentally ill? Or both

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good old science fiction
    People can't own fancy cars anymore
    The world is ending
    Animals become the next luxury
    If you don't care about them you are declared subhuman

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Are these people rich? Mentally ill? Or both
    Why do you own a dog, fish, snake, bird or hamster? Is it really that hard to comprehend that some people just like a species and want to keep it? You don’t need a reason to own something.

    People don’t make a fuss when someone owns a snake or parrot (or other non-domesticated species) yet somehow you need a justification for owning a mammal? Extremely silly.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Exotic pet trade is at an all time high hidden behind the veneer of "omg such cute rescue"

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mentally ill rich people

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Seldom mutually exclusive

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Reminds me of that big floppa meme Everyone loves, that shit is fricking gross.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      look he's smiling 🙂

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        The fact Pumba hasn’t bitten his owner yet for tormenting him 24/7. is proof of how tolerant caracals can be.

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The urge to return to mvnke grows

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    We’re already at the point where obese caracals and servals are being used to gain tik tok clout, how long until we see headlines about a tik toker who got mauled by their pet tiger named flubber

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    People have always had weird pets, its just now they have the internet to magnify their voice, as well as the gratification for attention seeking clout chasers.
    And pets come in and out of fashion. In the 1800's squirrels were a popular pet until people realized they were a pain in the ass that would get inside your walls at the first opportunity.

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    attention
    cats and dogs just dont get those tiktok clicks anymore, it has to be bigger

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's been normal for thousands of years

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      they should learn about egypt a bit before crying about westerners like an ignorant russian

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rich, bored, and basic people that need to take a wild animal out of their natural habitat to have something to talk about with the rest of their rich, bored and basic friends, or maybe they are homosexuals that want to be internet famous and get good boi points from normies on instagram/tik tok.

    I hope these animals eat their master's face when they sleep.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      you sound like a bitter brown peasant stuck in a 3rd world hellhole

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are they healthy? Are they happy? Are they being taken care off? If all of these are yes then quit making righteous crusades Peta.

        >actually abusing animals to post them on instagram is good!

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >but bro, if I was that otter, I would be like so unhappy because I would be aware of my purpose in life and want to like go eat clams!
          Animals are just like people who actually have sex

          They don't care as long as they have enough space, shit to do (ie: video games), sex, and food.

          They are not like angsty virgins.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Social media likes, boredom. Our ancestors spent the past 10k years keeping animals so we just intrinsically like it, it's like asking why beavers like making dams.

      Is largely right, the average American is so rich they can do weird Roman emperor shit if they want, like keeping a bunch of wild animals for their own amusement. They usually buy a large truck or an inordinate amount of takeout instead, but it happens sometimes.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are they healthy? Are they happy? Are they being taken care off? If all of these are yes then quit making righteous crusades Peta.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Note that almost all of the animals you see in these video's (woodchucks, beavers, coyotes, foxes, ...) have digging as a large part of their natural behaviour and that's just something that's impossible while mostly living inside of a house. Beavers need to be able to swim in something more than a bathtub, gnaw down trees, build dams, etc. Foxes and coyotes need to be able to hunt and/or gather food, not get it from a bowl.

        Not being able to exhibit natural behaviour is intrinsically linked with a decline in welfare of the animal. That's why in most actual countries it's banned to keep wildlife as pets.

        The only exception I can think of are raccoons, who care so little about anything and can basically survive living with humans. They can also survive in the wild if they would be released, even after being kept as a pet for several years. I wouldn't recommend it tho because they'll still bite.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          ALL Dogs and cats NATURALLY
          Hunt for food
          Seek dens
          Dig around (to sleep in the hole, for fun, to hide food, or to bury a turd)
          Attack others of their own species to enforce territory and hierarchy

          Are ALL pet owners abusing their animals by not letting them turn clean angloid civilization into a jungle? Is there actually no difference between a domesticated animal and a wild one except threat recognition skills?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            The difference lays in which animals we have specifically bred for domestication, and those which are not domesticated, but TAMED.
            One has been artificially evolved to suit our needs, the other still needs a lot of biological stimulus we can't realistically recreate for them.

            There's no problem if you feed a dog, but not giving your snake at least 10000 square meters to catch its living pray is definitely animal abuse.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              Domestication didn't stop my two huskies from causing a local cat and marmot extinction

              >There's no problem if you feed a dog, but not giving your snake at least 10000 square meters to catch its living pray is definitely animal abuse.
              Dogs are intelligent enough to understand 10000sqm as at least "big". A snake is not. Dogs are the only animal I see show noticeable psychological distress as the concept of confinement. Lizards, cats, whatever seem to just want an activity level.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Dogs are the only animal I see show noticeable psychological distress as the concept of confinement. Lizards, cats, whatever seem to just want an activity level.
                Every animal will roam outside if you give them the opportunity to (cats and dogs that escape can roam for over 20 miles) and get frustrated/distressed if you keep them in a very small space though. A dog would be just as unhappy as a cat to be confined to a bathroom or closet all day even if you play with it a lot.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                I have experience here

                Cats don't care about space if you add layers to it. if there is another level like from a cat tree the cats get increasingly satisfied. It is totally feasible, if not piss easy, to keep a cat 100% indoors for its entire life. It gets to a point where they're afraid to leave. Dogs, however, will become extremely mentally ill if they can not patrol at least a couple square miles. Hence the need for walks until they are too old to see or hear whats going on and too sore to move. Any attempt to keep a dog without allowing it the experience of open space results in a very neurotic and potentially dangerous animal.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                I think you’re right, just not with saying dogs are the only animals like this. A lot of animals are, it’s about stimulation and exercise in addition to confinement frustration.
                First thing off the top of my head are horses. Keeping them in a stable all day will make them absolutely nuts. Dogs aren’t unique with needing to get out and move.
                But not all dog breeds are the same either. Not sure if you’re the husky owning anon but those are obviously high energy breeds that will go ballistic if you don’t walk them a ton or have a big yard. I have had chihuahuas, German shepherds, and Jack Russell terriers, and all of my chihuahuas preferred being indoors even with the option of a doggy door and only went outside to poop.

                Also, cats definitely suffer mentally from the lack of stimulation and exercise most of them get precisely because people think they can just throw them in the house and call it a day— they just express it differently than a dog which will rip your face off. They want to go outside and roam too, which is why so many irresponsible people open the door and let them out and then cry it’s abuse if you don’t. Cats will literally sit at the door and beg to be let out just like a dog.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          the problem with raccoons is they get obese because they dont sleep the way they do in the wild so theres that. people just dont give a shit.

          https://www.youtube.com/shorts/POuiA4ssVfM

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Foxes and coyotes need to be able to hunt and/or gather food, not get it from a bowl
          Are you aware that cats and dogs are also highly efficient predators with prey drives?

          >Not being able to exhibit natural behaviour is intrinsically linked with a decline in welfare of the animal
          This goes for every animal, domesticated or not. Do you give your dogs squeaky toys instead of letting them kill rodents? Or let your cat chase a teaser stick instead of a bird? How about giving your ferret toys instead of dead mice for it to cache behind the couch? The entire basis of animal enrichment in captivity is allowing them to express natural behaviors in this way and domesticated animals are not exempt.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        I quite frankly don't care about the animals, more about what drives these people to keep destructive animals in the home. I've never met one of these people IRL

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >what drives these people to keep destructive animals in the home
          Not every exotic pet is destructive. But in the case of something that is, like a fox or raccoon, owners simply adapt their lifestyle for the animal and make adjustments as necessary.

          Fox keeps digging up the potted plants in your living room? Time to try putting a lid over the dirt, or coming up with another solution. I know raccoom owners that got locks for their trash cans to keep them out. Not everyone is impatient and bothered by the same things with their pets.

          ALL Dogs and cats NATURALLY
          Hunt for food
          Seek dens
          Dig around (to sleep in the hole, for fun, to hide food, or to bury a turd)
          Attack others of their own species to enforce territory and hierarchy

          Are ALL pet owners abusing their animals by not letting them turn clean angloid civilization into a jungle? Is there actually no difference between a domesticated animal and a wild one except threat recognition skills?

          >Is there actually no difference between a domesticated animal and a wild one except threat recognition skills?
          Domestication matters surprisingly little the more you study it and handle different species. Scientists can’t even agree on a singular definition and are constantly changing it.

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is it legal to keep beavers as pets?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, and my mom had to smuggle one through customs between her legs.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Is that an animal that's not a Mouse, Dog, Cat or Gold fish! AIEEEEEE I'M LOOSING MY MIND
      A Beaver is a horrible pet unless it's moronic or disabled and then only a vet should have one.
      But you homosexuals crying over Ball Pythons, Green Iguanas and Chinchillas need to frick off.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    These are the end times.

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