Wildlife as Pets

To: Ronald Orenstein <>
Subject: Wildlife as Pets
From: Laurie & Leanne Knight <>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 18:14:57 +1000
Yes and no.

There are a whole range of interactions between people and other
species.  You don't have to keep an animal in a cage or a tank for it to
be a pet.  What do you have if an animal comes when you call and eats
food from your hand?

There are many semi-domestic animals around.  I don't believe that
people interacting with exotic pets is all that different to people
interacting with native wildlife.  There are no holeproof arguments in
this area.

It all comes down to how those relationships are managed.  [All that
said, I am not in favour of birds like cockatoos being kept in small

Regards, Laurie.
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