Home Page Home | Search Search | Online Store Store | Donate Donate | RSS Feeds RSS Feeds |  


Exotic 'Pets'

More Beautiful Wild

Born Free USA is a recognized expert on the private possession of exotic animals. Our exotic "pet" campaign combines public education and legislative advocacy, working to inform both lawmakers and the general public about the serious animal welfare and human safety problems associated with the cruel practice of keeping wild animals as "pets."

You can make a difference by:

  • Writing to public officials to encourage a ban on private possession of wild and exotic animals.

    We have provided a sample letter (although such letters are always more effective in your own words).

  • Writing a letter to the editor to educate the public as to why these animals should not be kept as "pets."

    We have provided a sample letter (although such letters are always more effective in your own words).

  • Organizing a campaign to help captive wildlife.

    Anyone can be an activist. It does not take any special skills or exceptional abilities. You just need to care enough about animals to want to help them. We provide step-by-step instructions to show you how you can pursue legislation on all levels to ensure stronger protections for captive wild animals.


A Life Sentence: The Sad and Dangerous Realities of Exotic Animals in Private Hands