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Old 03-19-04, 05:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
Jeff Hathaway
Join Date: Mar-2003
Location: Orillia, ON
Age: 47
Posts: 460
I'll take a different tack- it bugs me to hear about people 'rescuing' sick animals (often paying a pet shop which encourages them to get more) and spending lots of money and resources trying to rehabilitate these individual animals. Might it not be better to euthanize the animal in question, spend a fraction of the cost of vet bills on a healthy CB specimen (assuming that you want one) that will likely not need to see a vet in its lifetime if kept appropriately, and put the balance of the money towards something useful like conserving wild populations, saving habitat, educating keepers, etc.?

What's the point of 'saving' dozens of iguanas (or savs, burms, etc., pick your throwaway herp of the month)?

Jeff Hathaway
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