The exotic pet trade is a multi-billion dollar industry in the US and while some wild pets are bred in captivity, many are taken from their native habitats. The stress of being violently removed from their homes causes a number to die prematurely.
For us to allow this it is wrong & most people agree that it is wrong - but we still can't even treat humans any better than this & a lot of the horrible treatment is in the name of religious ideologies.
This is 110% true and it's incredible how animals can sense the character of a human. Really was interesting watching how Moo's comfort levels would change dramatically depending on who was around him.
'Animals are conscious and should be treated as such' - "Let us applaud the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness and work hard to get animals the protection they deserve. And let us hope that the declaration is not simply a grandstanding gesture but rather something with teeth, something that leads to action. We should all take this opportunity to stop the abuse of millions upon millions of conscious animals "