Ever since true humans appeared on the Earth, they have lived in close association
with other animals. People depend on wild animals for food and clothing. They
also found a source of aesthetic pleasure and spiritual strength. Evidence of this
exists in caves of southern France. People involved veneration of certain animals
(bears, wolfs, eagles) to show their power, wisdom, courage, and speed. Mystical
feelings are reflected in myths and stories for children. Also people used animals
for companionship, recreation and power.
Despite highly developed technology and agriculture and the domestication of
many species, people depend on wild stock. Unmanaged commercial exploitation
reduced the resources and has driven some species to the edge of extinction. Wild
animals provide recreations: hunting, fishing, bird watching, visiting zoos and
wildlife refuges. Animals are contributed to people`s welfare (health, comfort,
happiness); many of them are used for medical research and for develop drugs.
Many people think that fashion has nothing to do with the problem of our
environment and there is no connection between exotic animals, plants and
fashion. People always want to look well, but unfortunately they don`t realize how
many animals suffer. The truth is that we use animals for jewellery, clothes,
shampoos, soaps and cosmetics. We use thousand of animals every year for tests.
Some animals go blind or even die from these tests.
Hi, I`m a businessman. I`m a leader of a rich company. Many of my friends have
pets at home. Some of them, are exotic.
I decided to keep a lion. I bought it for my status. First it was a small lion, looked
like a kitten. My children liked to play with it. But soon it came older and older
and I put it into the cage. It didn`t like the cage and became aggressive. But I don`t
want to give it to the zoo or to the circus because I need it for my job and to look
I am an expert in wild life nature.
I`m against keeping exotic animals as pets, because almost all exotic animals are
dangerous! And not any species can de kept as pets.
You tell us that you want to look extraordinary, it`s your status. But you don`t
think about your safety and the safety of your family. You tell that it became
aggressive. Yes, that`s true, because it is a wild animal and it was born to live and
to hunt in freedom. The lion can kill you or your family. It can`t move enough