Animal Ban in US

Sticktongue

Avid Member
Thank you for voting!
Not sure. I guess it depends on the animal. 9.45% (2,094 votes)


No. It can be dangerous to the owner and the animals. 51.62% (11,436 votes)


Yes. Just because an animal is "exotic" doesn't mean it's dangerous. 36.99% (8,194 votes)


Other (post a comment) . 1.94% (429 votes)



Total Votes: 22,153


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011...p-exotic-animals-as-house-pets/#ixzz1hTUm6F85

Wow.. i cant believe how many people have voted no...
 

Olimpia

Biologist & Ecologist
People don't realize that most pets are exotic. From parakeets to most fish, they're not from the US. But people think "exotic" equals giant pythons, chimps, and tigers, and are horrified that people would have them. But they probably have a tank of fish from the amazon and don't realize that they count as exotic as well.
 

okiroo

Avid Member
i'd rais heck if they even tried to take clair, chloe, or jack away from me. i agree to the above
 

BeBoSON

Established Member
People don't realize that most pets are exotic. From parakeets to most fish, they're not from the US. But people think "exotic" equals giant pythons, chimps, and tigers, and are horrified that people would have them. But they probably have a tank of fish from the amazon and don't realize that they count as exotic as well.
Exactly! Couldn't have said it better.
 

lslcronk

New Member
Man I did not even vote -- there was no option for "yes this is a free [email protected] country!" Is there a story to go with this?
I looked at it, it was just a random poll. It said it was a "non-scientific" poll to be exact. Just something to get people riled up. If this ever was a real thing, they best be specific in their description of "exotic".
 

Sticktongue

Avid Member
I looked at it, it was just a random poll. It said it was a "non-scientific" poll to be exact. Just something to get people riled up. If this ever was a real thing, they best be specific in their description of "exotic".
I didn't even think about doing that. Glad someone did. Thanks.

I really dont think it'd pass anyway if it was for real. Just like this comment.


People don't realize that most pets are exotic. From parakeets to most fish, they're not from the US. But people think "exotic" equals giant pythons, chimps, and tigers, and are horrified that people would have them. But they probably have a tank of fish from the amazon and don't realize that they count as exotic as well.
I bet alooot of people that voted NO have had one or more "exotic pets"
 

lslcronk

New Member
I didn't even think about doing that. Glad someone did. Thanks.

I really dont think it'd pass anyway if it was for real. Just like this comment.




I bet alooot of people that voted NO have had one or more "exotic pets"
lol people will be really mad when they realize their sugar gliders, hamsters, hedgehogs, chinchillas...etc all would have to go! Cute and fuzzy is just as exotic as scaly and forked tongued! :p
 

Sticktongue

Avid Member
lol people will be really mad when they realize their sugar gliders, hamsters, hedgehogs, chinchillas...etc all would have to go! Cute and fuzzy is just as exotic as scaly and forked tongued! :p
Yeah but our scalys are cooler :cool: Although i really liked my sugar gliders
 

TimUp

New Member
I looked at it, it was just a random poll. It said it was a "non-scientific" poll to be exact. Just something to get people riled up. If this ever was a real thing, they best be specific in their description of "exotic".
It has to be a non-scientific poll seeing how it is on Fox News.
 

TimUp

New Member
lol people will be really mad when they realize their sugar gliders, hamsters, hedgehogs, chinchillas...etc all would have to go! Cute and fuzzy is just as exotic as scaly and forked tongued! :p
They would also have to get rid of all dogs and cats that originate in China or Russia, since they are communist/socialist.
 

eisentrauti

Avid Member
Haha, this poll created by the news station of the party which thinks that everybody should have the right to buy automatic guns. Sorry to say guys, I know I will get an infraction, but this is ridiculous :D
 

eisentrauti

Avid Member
They would also have to get rid of all dogs and cats that originate in China or Russia, since they are communist/socialist.
Haha. Do you know the video where this guy from the Republican party is saying that its impossible to explain the tides :D
 

laurie

Retired Moderator
Haha, this poll created by the news station of the party which thinks that everybody should have the right to buy automatic guns. Sorry to say guys, I know I will get an infraction, but this is ridiculous :D
Why would you expect an infraction for something like this?
 

davthevieled

Avid Member
It is possible with how ignorant the majority can be sometime. I may get an infraction for saying that as well but look at the comments! Please, someone please tell me how the heck is a captive breed chameleon WILD when it has origins outside of the country? How the heck is that any different than owning a mountain lion? Those exist in the us.
 

Davonat

Established Member
JEEEZZZ..... Im sure if there was a real... Official ballot about this,,,There will be guide lines as to how dangerous the animal can be, Harmless or realatively harmless pets wouldnt be affected.
I fly RC model aircraft..... There was just a "REAL OFFICIAL" Bill going thru congress about what constitutes an RC aircraft. There is a huge differance between a military drone with smart bombs... and some kid at the park with a little electric motor foam plane;)... But at first writing of the Bill it would have made ALL RC aircarft Illegal:eek: People here have rites and ammendments will be written up to satisfy all involved
 

fluxlizard

New Member
I think it's funny how it doesn't ask if it is in harmony with the constitution and principles of liberty and pursuit of happiness for it to be legal to own an exotic animal. Instead the only justification for keeping one in this poll is if it doesn't involve danger. Excuse me- last time I checked it was statistically more dangerous to drive an automobile than to own an exotic animal of any kind... Talk about a slanted poll...
 

chamguy

New Member
I think its rediculous. There are too many uneducated people in this world, especially when it comes to reptiles, animals in general. I understand the caution when it comes to tigers and lions. I still remember when friends would come over to see my collection how they would freak-out due to fear of diseases. Especially salmonila.
 
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