Sorry Oregon residents, if you wanted to get your kids a tiger as a pet you no longer can.
As of January 1, 2011, Oregon will no longer be issuing permits for exotic animals.
The law is meant to protect the community from the health and safety risks posed by exotic animals. This makes a lot of sense!
Veterinarian, Dr. Don Hansen said that he is sure there are many people without permits for their exotic animals. However, starting in the new year those without permits will no longer be allowed to keep their animals.
The new law does not affect current permit holders, but it will expire if the animal dies or is sold.
Do U think Oregon is making a good decision?
[Image via WENN.]
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