Minnesota Bans Ownership of Wild Animals
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Minnesota Bans Ownership of Wild Animals

January 2004

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a bill into law Thursday, prohibiting ownership of potentially dangerous wild animals as pets. The animals on the restricted list include bears, large felines, and non-human primates.

This legislation is promising according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), since it will eventually phase out ownership of such animals as pets.

"This legislation will reduce the number of dangerous wild animals kept as pets and help ensure the safety and health of the Minnesota public," said Sarah Tyack of IFAW.

Unfortunately, the ban will not enforce a change in the policies conducted by game farms, circuses, wildlife sanctuaries, and laboratory facilities. However, currently licensed breeders will have to undergo new regulations to ensure the animals they sell do not fall into the wrong hands.

IFAW estimates over 10,000 tigers, up to 20,000 large cats and at least 3,000 great apes are being kept on private properties across the United States.

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