We accept all exotic reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and invertebrates at Exotic Pet Amnesty events. For instance, in North Carolina, exactly where there are no statewide laws governing exotic pet ownership, the Surry County board of commissioners not too long ago banned large cats, non-native venomous reptiles, nonhuman primates, and wolves after a 10 year old boy and a 14 year old girl had been mauled by captive tigers in separate incidents.
For a clickable map of all state laws and their texts, see For a color-coded map of state regulations, see For the text of all state laws concerning exotics, see The purpose of this section, rather than to especially discuss each state or neighborhood law, is to give a few examples of the major kinds of regulations, and to compare these approaches to exotic pets.
In Summit County Board of Overall health v. Pearson , an Ohio court of appeals held that the administrative body’s determination of a public nuisance resulting from unsanitary confinement of exotic pets was not arbitrary and capricious, and was supported by a preponderance of reliable, probative and substantial proof.” Summit County Board of Health v. Pearson , 809 N.E.2d 80 (Ohio Ct. App.
Captive Feline Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July six, 2004) Captive Non-Human Primate Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July 6, 2004) Captive Reptile Incidents , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July six, 2004) Incidents Involving Miscellaneous Captive Held Exotic Animals , Animal Protection Institute, at (revised July six, 2004).
The county realized that by their extremely nature, inherently dangerous exotic animals are wild and potentially harmful, and, as such, do not adjust well to a captive atmosphere.” The county board of commissioners, for that reason, banned all inherently harmful exotic animals” from the county, and gave existing owners a year to get rid of their pets.