(Closed) America taking Australia's animals as pets?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sugar gliders have been in the US for a long long time, but they are not pets that people should be allowed to have.  They are cute, yes, but they need a very specific environment and very specific diet which is not something most people can handle or understand.  Ugh, why can’t people just leave that stuff to the professionals or just leave them in their natural areas.  It is cruel, just plain cruel.

What other animals was the show talking about?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Jacqui90:  Sorry couldn’t resist, a lot of o/s opinion is that Australian wildlife basically is evil – cute, but evil.

How are they legally being taken out without permits etc? though I did find out today that it’s legal to own purebred dingoes with a permit.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Jacqui90:  Those are dangerous!  They look cute but in reality, geez, people!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

What? I had no idea! Our wildlife can be dangerous and in reality, how many people ACTUALLY know how to care for a koala, wallaby or kangaroo? That’s nuts.

At hamilton island there are 2 dingoes that have been raised since 6 days old and are about as placid as a dog. That doesn’t mean they should be available to the public as pets, most people do not have the time or knowledge to look after.our wildlife properly.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Insanity. Absolute insanity.

Perhaps some people think that us Aussies ride our kangaroos down the street, and they want to try it?!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

People will keep weird pets anywhere you go. I know people who have has alpacas, camels, raccoons and chipmunks. All weird and raccoons are evil as all hell.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m American and I can promise you, this isn’t a national trend. I guess we Americans aren’t the only ones with a media sensationalism trend.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@fishbone:  Oh, I totally agree with that. On an unrelated topic, when the Wiggles dumped Sam to bring back Greg, the media circus that went on… I can only describe it as Wiggle-Gate.

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