To all the pet lovers out there…New Jersey has banned eight species from being kept as pets in the Garden State.

While some people think it’s “cool” to keep a wild animal as a pet, it isn’t good for the pet or its owner. Most wild animals have specific needs that can’t be met when they are living as captives in a human home. Many animals need social interaction with other animals of their species, adequate space to move around in, and mental stimulation. The stress of living in a human home can cause the animals to lash out and hurt somebody. Sadly, those animals are often euthanized even though their behavior is normal for a wild animal.

So, stick to adopting kittens and puppies’ people!

 

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