Exotic And Rare Pets (3)
Pets whether exotic and rare, or the frequent and domesticated ones you get to see now and again are second companions to man. Boa constrictors, anacondas, ball pythons, capuchin monkeys, marmosets, baboons, mandrills, macaques, squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys, chameleons, iguanas, geckos, bearded dragons, sugar gliders, chinchillas, lemurs, sloths, kangaroos, wallabies and zebras might continue to be stored as pets.
As the respective courts did in Wright , New York City Friends of Ferrets , and Rhoades , the Iowa Supreme Court employed the rational relationship check in evaluating Kent’s declare, holding that the county interest in public well being and safety was sufficiently related to the ban on conserving harmful animals as pets.
Similarly, some human illnesses may be harmful for certain animals (like strep throat ). The American Veterinary Medical Association, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Animal Control Association, the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and the CDC all discourage the private possession of certain exotic animals.
Additionally, a persuasive critique of the very idea of pet possession in the context of home animals has challenged the possessive assumptions of the term pets.” As the animal safety group In Defense of Animals states, By disavowing the concept and accompanying language of animal ownership, we can reconstruct the social and authorized relationship between humans and animals.” Guardian Campaign Brochure , In Defense of Animals, accessible at (final accessed Aug.
Captive Feline Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July 6, 2004); Captive Non-Human Primate Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July 6, 2004); Captive Reptile Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July 6, 2004); Incidents Involving Miscellaneous Captive Held Exotic Animals , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July 6, 2004).