This video from the USA says about itself:
Exotic Animals Being Kept as Pets
20 Oct 2011
Thousands of dangerous animals are raised illegally in homes across the U.S. For more, click here.
From Wildlife Extra:
The keeping of exotic animals as pets should be restricted say vets
November 2013: The keeping of exotic animals as pets needs to be restricted says the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), which represents veterinary surgeons from 38 countries, and have called upon the governments of European nations to take action.
Whilst dogs and domestic cats may be the most conventional and numerous companion animals, or ‘pets’, wild animals, such as snakes and lizards, parrots and even meerkats and monkeys, are increasingly in demand across homes in Europe. Wild in nature and often unpredictable, these animals not only require specialised care, but they are potentially dangerous to people, can inflict…
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