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I wold like to point out an important tangent to this topic: Exotic animal trading and smuggling is a huge problem that is causing enormous damage to the natural world. There are two recent eye-opening articles that are worth reading. One is in the January 2010 issue of National Geographic called "Asia's Wildlife Trade" (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/201...) and the other is in the December 2009 issue of the Smithsonian magazine called "Wildlife Trafficking" (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-...).
While I am sure that the exotic animal owners love their pets, they may be unwittingly contributing to the destruction of some species. I applaud Dr. Jenkins for promoting education of both owners and more importantly breeders. My personal opinion is that exotic animals are better admired in their natural habitats or at worst in a zoo.
April 7, 2010 at 11:16 a.m.
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