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All mammals are subject to carry rabies if exposed to it. Domesticated skunks
carry rabies and are legal in most states.
BizEcology at aol_com wrote:
> No. Skunks are rabies carriers and cannot be properly vaccinated against it.
> Big cats are mostly endangered and few (if any) individuals have the
> facilities to keep a proper breeding group. Primates can carry virtually all
> human diseases and are not able to be innoculated against them. After
> helping someone deal with the fallout from someone who was exposed to TB on a
> commercial airline, I don't ever want to see a pet monkey again.
> In short, there are animals that should not be kept as pets. This is not
> based on any sort of "animal rights" argument, but on scientific data.
> Larry Tagrin
> << From: "-RJ-" <TranquilityBase at netzero_net>
> Subject: RE: possible NY legislation to criminalize wild pet trade
> Hi Larry,
> There are people who have the resources and facilities to keep Big Cats,
> monkeys, skunks, huge fish, etc. >>
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