Outlaw all Exotic birds, reptiles and mammals as household pets

Parrots are not native to southern California, but daily their shrieks and shrills can be heard in certain neighborhoods, patrolling and diving to their hearts’ content and to the displeasure of some humans… Within the last two years a  few settled in a backyard down the street and the flock has grown.

It can be startling seeing multi bright colored birds in synchronized flight, not in the Amazon but in the densely populated area of greater Los Angeles … http://amazornia.us/home.html

A few years ago an alligator was secretly let loose in a public park in southern California and within a relatively short span of time it had grown to significant size.  It presented a  daily danger to the public, the danger having been created when the owner of the pet let it go “into the wild”…  http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2007-05-25-gator_N.htm

Some in this country have kept in their homes different kinds of sizable wild cats from other continents, and others have had bears, chimpanzees and more…  Different kinds of imported snakes have been kept as pets and later released into the American wild…  http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/southflorida/news/pythonsgonewild2004.html

The ability to have pets is cherished by many, but having certain pets can cause problems not only to the owners, but to unsuspecting individuals and to society at large.

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