Informative Speech Essay

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Wild Animals Do Not Make Good Pets >It is estimated between 5,000 and 7,000 tigers are kept as “pets”, more than exist in the wild. A tiger can be purchased for as little as $300 or less than a purebred dog. >Almost everyone loves animals, and many would want to own a wild animal, because they believe their animal would be different. >I personally wanted a pet “large” cat until I became informed on the dangers of owning one. >In order to help you better understand the importance of why wild animals do not make good pets, I will explain how you can't take the “wild” out of wild animals, the dangers of having them, and share stories of why it doesn't work. >>First, I will explain why you can't take the “wild” out of wild animals. >According to Webster's >A wild animals is defined as an animal living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated. >Wild animals aren't domesticated simply by being captive born or hand-raised. It's a different story with cats and dogs, who have been domesticated by selective breeding for desired traits for over thousands of years. These special animal companions depend on humans for food, shelter, veterinary care, and affection. Wild animals, by nature, are self-sufficient and fare best without our interference. The instinctive behavior of these animals makes them unsuitable as pets. >>I will now inform you of the dangers of owning a wild animal. >The Humane Society of the United States's website tells us that >Exotic animals, by their very nature, are dangerous. Although most exotic animals are territorial and require group interactions, an exotic pet typically isolates and spends the majority of his/her day in a small enclosure unable to roam and express natural behaviors freely. These animals are time bombs waiting to explode. >Wild animals
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