Once upon a time before exotic-pet laws...
Wow, you have THAT backwards. Conservatives think reading is elitist unless you’re reading the Bible — literally. After all, it isn’t the liberals who complain about “eggheads” and “intellectual elitists” and “Harvard people.”
^ You are missing the point and I’ll not explain it to you. Has nothing to do with religion nor politics. Good one !!
“Like all liberals, reading is considered elitest.” I guess grammar is elitist as well.
When I was a kid, my dad’s business partner (who was a butcher, dad was the baker) had a retired “movie lion” that was captive reared. We used to play with Tyke on a regular basis. Today’s laws on “exotics” aren’t generally unreasonable, because with the increase in human population, and decrease in “exotic” animals, it seems the humans have declined in intelligence, because they don’t realize what they’ve got, other than the idea is “cute”.
Captive breeding is the only way to save some critters today, and the “pet” taking from the wild hasn’t helped things any. The real problem is of course habitat loss in the wild, word-wide.
It’s also interesting that the “economically elite” have been the ones intellectually, hardly elite. Turning animals into metaphors has been a real problem, for them, since the story of Noah. The lesson of Man being responsible for preserving his “domain” has been totally lost on folks, especially the most “conservative” who’ve missed the whole lesson.
what has fairy tales got to do with your neighbor keeping alligators in the back yard? i don’t get it the association. 2 retarded comics in one week, stahler.
Since when are ‘wild’ animals ‘exotic’? Ferrets are still labeled ‘exotic’, now I can see an even wider ban on these domesticated critters. You all do know ferrets have been domesticated longer than cats and dogs, right?
Some animals may be made to be eaten, but none of them were made for entertainment, dammit! Let’s leave them alone.
< Fennec; My “best friend”, followed me home some 10 years ago after someone dumped him and he spent a couple months wandering. To say that he is now MY “pet”, would oft be a reversal of fortune indeed! Sorry, have to go, he wants HIS walk!
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