Virginia Proposes Expanding List Of Animals Banned As Pets: HENRICO, Va. -- Time could be running out for you to get that special gorilla or rhino for your home.
A state panel on Wednesday proposed expanding the list of animals Virginia doesn't allow as pets.
The list, maintained by the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, already includes animals such as big cats and bears.
The panel, which is studying whether to tighten rules on keeping dangerous animals, proposed adding to the list creatures such as chimps, rhinos, orangutans, hippos, baboons, powerful Cape buffaloes and giant lizards called Komodo dragons.
In the beginning of things men were animals and animals men. ~ Algonquin saying
"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons." ~ The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Virginia Proposes Expanding List Of Animals Banned As Pets
Excellent; one day, hopefully, we'll see a national ban on all exotic animals as "pets." But, um, who keeps a rhino in Virginia -- or anywhere else in the U.S. -- as a pet?