Wildanimals should be kept in their natural habitat, not under the captivity ofhuman beings. They could potentially be dangerous to the owners and others. Dueto their nature, wild animals made to be pets are not used to the restrainedenvironment making their actions unpredictable. Throughout the countries, manyanimals have escaped or been thrown out by their owners, wandering the streets.As a result, many children and adults have been reported being hurt by these.
To begin with, many people overlook theunpredictability of owning wild animals and their complexities. People get attracted into owning wild animalswhile they are babies when they seem so cute and harmless. But, when the animalgrows up, its character and natural instincts may come to be more than what theowner expected and in turn, making it difficult to manage and creating aconflict between animal and owner. In addition, taking care of wild animalscan be an overwhelming task due to their unique diets, behavioral and socialneeds. Sometimes these needs can be difficult to meet as it can become tooexpensive or hard to find the right balance, at times causing the animals tosuffer due to starvation, stress, depression, and anxiety. Many owners have beenknown to neglect their animals or subject them to harsh conditions. Furthermore, studies show that wild animalskept in captivity manifest anxious, stressful and depressive behavior thatinvolves repetitive movements like pacing back and forth, head bobbing,frequently retracing their tracks, sitting still and biting themselves or thebars of their cell. These behaviors are due to mental disorders linked to thesecauses.
Some zoos are forced to control their animals behavior by giving themanti-depressants or tranquilizers. Moreover,wild animals carry many diseases that could be critical to the owners anddomestic pet’s health. Depending on the disease, it can be quite dangerous. Thediseases can spread through urine, waste and by biting the victim. Proceduresfor a cure can vary also. In some cases where attention to infections caused byan animal bite is not administered quickly enough, less than one out of tenpeople will survive.
Inconclusion, In conclusion, humans are disturbing nature by taking these animalsas pets, they risking themselves, others, and especially the animalsthemselves. Nature moves at its own course and if it doesn’t, it may cause theextinction of many species. Something that is uncommon is desired, yet theanimals are the ones who really suffer.