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Statewide ban on exotic animals getting closer

WILMINGTON -- A statewide ban on exotic animals is a step closer to reality. A study committee of experts has forwarded its recommendations to the legislature. The committee would like to ban most exotic animals from being kept as pets, or in private zoos. Supporters say they want it to pass to keep neighborhoods safe. But private zoos worry that it will hurt their business. Cape Fear Serpentarium owner Dan Ripa said, "They cannot physically shut us down. They cannot legally do this but they can make it very difficult for us to operate. For instance, they can write into law that when an animal dies with natural causes we cannot replace it." Without being able to replace the dead animals private zoo owners will eventually only have empty cages, forcing people to travel to Asheboro to go to the closest state zoo.

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Animals in zoos

when you put animals in zoos they are taken away from their habat

animals in zoos

most animals in zoos in this country are born in captivity and sold or traded for other animals that were born in captivity. In the instances of rare or endangered species this can be the only available way to be able to re-introduce these species in areas that they had once occupied. The study of these types of wildlife in a controlled area such as zoos can lead to the survivability of the entire species in the wild. please support your state zoos. these private zoos are sometimes a very sad place with there not being enough profitability to ensure these animals have the correct habitat and attention that they need.
I looked into a job once at a state zoo and the guy that feeds the grizzly bears made 18k a year. so most folks working at the state zoo are not doing it for the money.