Want To Buy A Wild Lion???…Baghdad’s Wildlife Trade Is Anything but Tame…
Here is a typical scenario….as the lives of the humans in Iraq gets better, it is getting much worst there for the animals…
The AP is reporting that Iraq’s trade in exotic pets is flourishing as violence in the country subsides, but it’s largely unregulated.
Iraqis can get just about whatever animals they want, whether as pets, novelties or status symbols or for a private zoo — and as violence subsides, many are stocking up at Baghdad’s several pet markets.(ABC)
The lack of government regulation means animals like lions and crocodiles are going home with people who are not equipped to take care of them.
“There is no wildlife legislation here in Iraq, and that is what encourages these kinds of dealers to export and import wild species,” said Omar Fadil of the conservation organization Nature Iraq.(SOURCE)
I think the people of Iraq may need to focus on improving the lives of the humans before they start collecting exotic and wild animals as pets!!! Even if Iraq was not a war zone, it would still be inadvisable for any of them to take a wild lion or crocodile as a pet…they are not pets,because they prefer to live in the wild.
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