Keeping Wild Animals

A pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, protection, or entertainment rather than as a working animal , livestock , or laboratory animal Popular pets are often noted for their attractive appearances, intelligence , and relatable personalities. If you travel with more than five animals, you must comply with the regulations on commercial transport. This implies that the animals must undergo a clinical examination and that an additional health certificate , delivered by the Provincial Control Unit of the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) must be added to the passport. Support the health benefits of the human-animal bond. Together we can make a difference.

The police ended up shooting nearly 50 of the animals in an effort to stop them from terrorizing Thompson’s town – and while this may be the most horrific story of exotic pet ownership we’ve heard lately, it’s certainly not the only one. What is your budget? This is a very important consideration, because all pets require some degree of financial commitment. You’ll have to pay for food, housing and other daily needs, as well as veterinary care and any special needs your pet may have. These costs vary considerably from animal to animal.

There are codes of practice for the welfare of dogs, cats, horses (including other equidae) and privately kept non-human primates. They provide owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their animals, as required under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. They can also be used in courts as evidence in cases brought before them relating to poor welfare. The codes apply to England only (Wales and Scotland have their own equivalent codes), and are in force from 6 April 2010.

A team of scientists there wanted to know what animals that aren’t traditionally pets might make safe, happy, friendly companions. If you have located your pet on this web site, please call (714) 935-6848 and identify your pet by the Pet Identification Number. Then come to the Care Center during normal operating hours, with personal identification, to arrange redemption.

Meanwhile, the Kiembu tribe in Kenya only keep dogs for protection. They do not even have a word for “pet” in their language, and their dogs are never cuddled or allowed inside. But there are ethical problems involved in keeping animals as pets – these become obvious if the animal is not well looked after or if it is an inappropriate animal to keep as a pet.