Can wild animals ever be happy as pets?
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The term "happy" is anthropomorphism, that is, attributing a human emotion to an animal. It is not possible to say whether an animal is "happy" or not". They may be "content", "restless", etc. But it is not possible to say if they are "happy". Whether it is "right" to keep a wild animal in captivity is a different matter. Animals need food, water, space to move according to their natural energy levels (some move a great deal, others hardly at all) and the ability to mix and breed with their own kind. If you can provide that, there may not be a problem with keeping a wild animal in captivity. If not, leave it where it is.
I agree with Meg. Confining a wild animal, no matter how positive one believes the conditions are, goes against their natural instincts to be free and causes stress. Captivity provides for all their needs except their most basic need: to be free.
by ShawnB2011 6 years ago
I was watching a show about when animals attack the other day n which it depicted wild animals attacking humans and us humans slay these animals for what they do naturally. In addition to that, I think zoos, carnivals and circuses should be banned altogether from being able to hold wild animals for...
by Claire 2 years ago
Why do so many people want to own exotic pets instead of viewing them in their natural habitat?With so many species becoming extinct in the wild isn't it time to stop taking exotic out of it and keeping in cages and houses. Don't you think that they should be left as part of the ecosystem?
by Tom Rubenoff 9 years ago
Why not have wild animals as pets?
by ngureco 7 years ago
These Two Wild Animals In The Image Below Must Be Two Great Friends. Don’t You Think So?
by alexalbert123 7 years ago
Do yourself a favor, rescue a domesticated animal, leave the wild ones to nature.
by Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago
A Monacled albino cobra is on the loose in Southern California. http://news.msn.com/us/search-on-for-de … californiaAuthorities think the snake escaped from captivity and the owner has not yet been found. Why would anyone own a venomous snake? I have read so many news articles...
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