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#42- Pets can get rabies too. Racoons, opossums, skunks, etc aren't inherently rabies carriers... They've got to be infected with the virus by something else first. (If I misunderstood your comment, please disregard this).

  dammityou  |  10

false, any animal with rabies would die in a week or two, I found an injured baby racoon once and brought it back to health, had it as a pet until it grew up and started going outside, one day he never came back


No. No no no no NO. Wild animals are and belong wild. Raccoons seem sweet and cute but keeping them as if they're our playthings is harmful to them. So many of these poor things end up in sanctuaries instead of the wild because some bozo decided it would make a cute pet and wigged out when it was too much to handle.

Also, you'd probably name it something cliche like Bandit.

  raspution  |  21

Sadly you have a picture of a cat and talk about not keeping wild animals as pets. Any animal including cats can be wild or made a pet just some are easier and more common.


#57 Completely wrong. Pets nowadays have been bred selectively over generations to reinforce traits that are seen as positive, most importantly being non-aggressive and less wary of humans. By doing so, they lose the instinctual fear, aggressiveness and physical attributes needed to survive in the wild.

A chihuahua will not be able to hunt for itself and protect itself from predators. Another good example is an actual wolf - while you can bottle feed and cuddle a cub without a problem, it will grow more aggressive and territorial as it matures and cease to be a good pet, since it hasn't been domesticated. Wild animals aren't pets, and pets are dependent on humans and should not be released into the wild.


Thank you, #67. I knew someone would be ignorant enough to give me crap.

Also, #57 she was abandoned when my neighbor was evicted. She chose us, we didn't buy her. She comes and goes as she pleases and every night sleeps next to me, or on me, on her own accord.

So hush. Raccoons are wild. Domestic cats (key word there) are not. Now, if my picture was of a pet bobcat or lynx, then I'd be a hypocrite.