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What is your opinion on people who own "wild " animals?

Example chimps ,Big cats ,smaller wild cats etc? do you think it makes a difference if the animal was raised from birth ? What if the animal is such a sweetie ?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:11 AM on May. 4, 2009 in Pets

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  • I personally think wild animals should be left in the wild where they were intended to be. And no matter how long you have had a wild animal as a pet, there is always a chance of them acting on their wild instincts. Those never go away. I don't think it is safe. I had a professor in college who had a certain species of monkey for a pet and one day it just randomly attacked her for no apparent reason. She got cut up pretty bad and ended up having to give it away.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 1:15 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • They are taking a huge risk. They are wild for a reason!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • i don't think they should own an animal that isn't meant to be in a persons home. what was it a few months ago when that monkey (ape whatever it was) attacked that womans best friend and they had to kill it b/c it wouldn't leave her alone? she'd owned him for years since he was a baby and still he reacted the way wild animals do for no apparent reason. its not safe, and its not fair to the animal they are supposed to be wild and able to react the way they need to, to then have to kill them for responding that way isn't fair to them

    Answer by vabchmommy at 1:17 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • i don't know... all animals freak me out sometimes. our chocolate lab sometimes has this look on her face like, "you know i could chew your face up real nice right now if i wanted to, right?" i think all animals have that capability to really do harm to anyone and having a "wild" animal just raises taht risk. also, they are putting others at risk as well if that animal somehow escapes the confines of the owners home.

    Answer by nairda at 1:18 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • No matter if they were raised from birth ALL wild animals have that Natural instinct and could just snap at any moment

    Answer by Breezy1988 at 2:41 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • i believe God put animals in the wild for a reason and for that reason they should stay there besides its dangerous

    Answer by ilovemyboys21 at 4:47 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • I don't think anyone should go get a "wild" animal from nature and try to raise it, but if it is a so-called wild animal type that has been domesticated for many generations then it is okay. For instance if someone has a wolf (Pure wolf, not hybrid) but both it's parents are from documented domesticated stock, for 30, 40 generations back, then they are just like another breed of dog. After all, all dogs were once wolves.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • Wild animals belong in the wild. Period.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 10:01 AM on May. 4, 2009

  • Well as someone who owned animals that could be considered wild...

    Once an animal has been 'tamed' and made a pet, it's chance of surviving in the wild is pretty low.

    When I was a kid we found a coon whose mother had been run over. In the wild it would have died but we fed it and took care of it. That coon would not have known how to fend for itself in the wild, hell it went to the fridge for it's food every day.

    People shouldn't take animals from the wild just for pets but there are times when it's not always a bad thing.

    Oh btw Ricky the racoon lives on a family friends farm now and yes he still eats out of the fridge.

    Answer by sk_tennyson at 12:09 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • Blahhhh all animals are whom ever said let them be wild, kick Fido out of their house then because at one time they were and still are predators

    If the human race was no longer... ANIMALS would go back to their natural instinct, It would be survival of the fittest

    So the FIDO your petting and kissing on WOULD indeed eat from a dead animal and would hunt and kill its prey!


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on May. 4, 2009

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