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Would you move to another state where your pets are legal if they became illegal?

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There is always someone trying to ban exotics (reptiles, too :( ) ... Unfortunately, most of the information used in this endeavor is usually biased and wrong .. it is up to the exotic owners, like yourself, to get heard and stand up for your rights.

Ignorance can be a terrible thing if it goes unhindered.

Bravo.
 

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I agree, Deja. A lot of exotics -- like lions and alligators -- have no business being in big cities. Not only can they be dangerous when not cared for properly but it is wrong to house something like that in an environment totally unsuited for them.

However, exotic animal bans are often based on misinformation. They are also very generalized so a lot of decent pets get banned as well. Most times, professionals aren't consulted and research isn't even done. So, it is left up to the owners to petition the laws -- and most times the system doesn't even care what the pet owners think: There aren't enough exotic owners out there to make a difference so even if you know your stuff you are still fighting a loosing battle. It is sad, really.
 
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