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Old 03-05-2007, 11:15 PM
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there was a link for "zorses and zonkeys" for sale...freakin yuck
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:51 AM
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I know! --I checked out the links---what a process to make one of these Zebras even somewhat manageable--sheesh, they have to be taken almost at birth, can't be bottle fed for too long, what an ordeal. No wonder they don't seem to be too popular....yet......
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:22 PM
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There are zorses at a local riding stable near me, I saw one from a far once, its not a very good riding stables.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:43 PM
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Ya at the beginning of April, I have to go to the Exotic Animal Auction for school, just to experience it all. It is just awful. You can buy a teeny tiny black bear cub for $150. The vast majority of these animals are very close to death's door even though they don't look it. They are heavily sedated too all appear calm to attract buyers. People take their kids here as a family event. You can buy monkeys, tigers, bears, lions, zebras, goats and all sorts of things. It is awful. The Amish run these things, along with the puppy mills. They are the one's who sell to Petland in the malls.

I know a guy who has a rescue and rehab center for wild animals. He is an expert and really good at what he does. He goes there and buys one animal, the sickest, most close to death one he can find and rehabs it. Usually monkeys. It is amazing what he does.

Anyways, it will be an interesting experience. It is really hard to believe people just go out and buy a lion cub out of the blue. Then one day it is a full grown but nutritionally and behaviorally underdeveloped and extremely aggressive due to being kept in a dog crate big enough for it to stand up and turn around (that is the only law for owning them here) half it's life, if it makes it that long. What normal owner can provide that much raw meat? Quite an expense. Can't just throw a full grown lion into the car for a yearly vet checkup. The guy I know of will also take those animals in too and I think he got some tigers from those stupid carnivals where you can have your picture taken with a heavily sedated tiger or bear on a chain. So ya, the black bear is the only one you have to have a permit for and you can conviently buy them at the auction...

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Old 03-08-2007, 10:05 AM
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OMG! That is absurd! I had no idea they had auctions for these types of things--I thought permits and such would make it tough to acquire these types of animals...thats sad...a lion in a crate!!!! yikes!!!!
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:19 PM
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Ya at the beginning of April, I have to go to the Exotic Animal Auction for school, just to experience it all. It is just awful. You can buy a teeny tiny black bear cub for $150. The vast majority of these animals are very close to death's door even though they don't look it. They are heavily sedated too all appear calm to attract buyers. People take their kids here as a family event. You can buy monkeys, tigers, bears, lions, zebras, goats and all sorts of things. It is awful. The Amish run these things, along with the puppy mills. They are the one's who sell to Petland in the malls.

I know a guy who has a rescue and rehab center for wild animals. He is an expert and really good at what he does. He goes there and buys one animal, the sickest, most close to death one he can find and rehabs it. Usually monkeys. It is amazing what he does.

Anyways, it will be an interesting experience. It is really hard to believe people just go out and buy a lion cub out of the blue. Then one day it is a full grown but nutritionally and behaviorally underdeveloped and extremely aggressive due to being kept in a dog crate big enough for it to stand up and turn around (that is the only law for owning them here) half it's life, if it makes it that long. What normal owner can provide that much raw meat? Quite an expense. Can't just throw a full grown lion into the car for a yearly vet checkup. The guy I know of will also take those animals in too and I think he got some tigers from those stupid carnivals where you can have your picture taken with a heavily sedated tiger or bear on a chain. So ya, the black bear is the only one you have to have a permit for and you can conviently buy them at the auction...

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You should let IFAW know about this. They are big into stopping things like this, and they have experts to deal with it too.
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:14 AM
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I am sure they know about these things. Unless they live in a hole. After all, this is the type of thing they are trying to stop isn't it? I of course I sent them an email but I am just saying, these exotic auctions take place all over the country. They have websites and advertisements and everything.

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Old 03-09-2007, 07:40 AM
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They know, but they have also stopped a LOT of them. The WWF could also be contacted. A lot of people don't realize just how illegal these things are; even if it's okay in your state, there are still blanket rules for things like this. And, at the very least, they can make it extremely difficult to obtain one and keep it. Those enclosures need to be bigger; then again, most states have minimum sized enclosures like that.

A few states require lynx to be kept in a 4' by 4' or so cage, where as bobcats need nothing at all. And the enclosure sizes don't grow much, going up the line in size.
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:40 AM
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Wow I had no idea that things like this went on!!!!! This is just craziness! That said the UK do have several big cats living free in the wild now and breeding to since the laws were changed here about keeping certain animals. Folks just let their big pets loose when licenses and regulations came into force. That was years ago now.
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Old 03-17-2007, 06:54 PM
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and the kick on them is ugely dangerous. isn't that their main defence against like, lions and crocodiles. wouldnt wanna be kickd by that
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