One thing that bothers me about the exotic community is their inability to see past their own nose- how secular it can be. If a county or state is banning wolf hybrids- as long as its not cat hybrids, no one (except for the wolf hybrid owners) cries foul. If a state is banning exotics, but exempts hybrids- the hybrid communities breathe a sigh of relief. When breed bans are enacted, we all clutch our *fill in the blank* (exotic, hybrid, domestic breed descended down from an exotic) and think "At least it's not ME."
This thinking really bothers me. All of these laws DO eventually effect us. Not today- but each time another animal law is enacted such as breed bans, exotic ownership bans, exorbitant insurances required of owners of this animal or that- our rights are being chipped away and this only makes it easier for US to lose OUR rights later on down the road.
I was just watchin this video about this Roo... Sure, he's not a Savannah- he's a freaking huge kangaroo! BUT you can tell he's loved, you can tell he's cared for- heck, you can tell he's socialized. And yet, from what I'm reading- the city or county enacted an ordinance banning exotics and although THEY say they gave the owner the proper paperwork to get a permit, she is saying she never receive the forms. How easy is it for the law to play games to keep us from having something THEY may not approve of?
I don't know- this kinda stuff just makes me feel very very down...