Explore Animal Planet’s library of pet content for cute videos, pet health articles, our dog and cat breed selectors and much more. Physical injury is just one of the risks of keeping a wild animal. Many wild animals carry zoonotic diseases (illnesses that can be transferred from animals to humans), such as Brucellosis, Salmonella and Ringworm. They often carry parasites, as well, that can be transmitted to humans or other pets. Any way you look at it, keeping a wild animal as a pet is a dangerous proposition.
The best kind of accommodation for rabbits when children are involved in their daily care, is a wooden Wendy house construction with an attached run area. This will give children the opportunity to sit quietly and wait for the rabbits to come to them. This way the animals will feel more confident as they will have all four feet on the ground and will be able to hop away if they want to.
That’s exactly the same journey that blacks were on. When blacks were in Africa, a lot of white culture considered them wild animals; they were abducted and brought into society, and for centuries they were considered property. They could be bought, sold, and abused really without repercussion. Then you had the rise of the abolitionists who helped turn them from property to people. Animal advocates see that as an instructive road map.
In California, The Humane Society of the United States is backing legislation to update language in old state animal-control laws. The bill would replace “pound” with “shelter” and “destroy” with “euthanize,” changes that better reflect current views on animal welfare. Regarding the animal health certificate – The movement into a Member State from a territory or a third country of a pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) accompanied by a passport shall be authorised.
Thorpe RJ Jr., Serpell JA, Suomi S (2011). Challenges to human-animal interaction research. In McCardel P, McCune S, Griffin JA, et al,Â Animals in Our LivesÂ (pp. 217-225). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Zanesville, Ohio’s Terry Thompson made national headlines when he released a horde of wild animals that he and his wife kept on their property, and then killed himself – leaving the gruesome task of trying to control endangered Bengal tigers, monkeys, lions, wolves, baboons, and more.