The Iowa House voted Tuesday to banning exotic animals as pets. Lions, tigers, and bears......oh my! Can you imagine that one Iowan actually has a pet alligator? Yes, this is Iowa.....not Florida. One Sioux City home actually had 30 exotic animals, including this alligator!
The Animal Rescue League has been pushing this through claiming in the past three years there have been 14 cases where wild and exotic animals (including monkeys, cougars, and yes.....lions, and tigers, and bears....oh my!) have been kept.
Personally, I've seen some pit bulls that were more dangerous than these because they're allowed to run free!
So for now, we can keep our dogs and cats, oh yeah, and hogs are okay too!
It appears that hamsters are still okay. OSHA hasn't made a ruling yet on the noise level of the running wheel.....stay tuned!
Iowa was one of three hold-outs of states in this country that previously didn't have a ban at all.
I'm happy to know that as soon as the Governor signs this legislation, I won't have to spend nights up worrying about my next door neighbor bringing home a pet elephant!
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