Bringing wild pets home: harm or kindness?


Keeping such pets as dogs, cats, parrots and other unpretentious animals is ordinary. However some people need exotic, and under exotic we doesn’t imply snakes, tarantulas but tigers, wolves and lions. What purposes do this people follow and what do professionals think about it — is the subject of our todays Popsop research.

Human being has tamed animals for 10 000 years. Different folks have tried to tame pitons, crocodiles, bears and even fierce tigers. As evidence Janelle Reynolds gives the example of friendship between Tai monk and striped representative of Felidae.


Time is passing by and number of pets rises every year. And there is nothing new to meet a person walking not the dog but a wolf. Such animals are kept not in cages but in custom home conditions like it is a best soul friend. Pin of Emely Ardery is about it, her pets are wolves.


There are people who not only keep such animals at home but even travel with them around the world. Exactly that is what John Stortz does. Account of user is filled with snapshots of different travels across countries, lands and continents with his wolf. More than 1900 publications and 55 000 subscribers he has got. One picture has blown social network with 8000 likes.


His pet John brought from shelter in New-York and gave him a new life.


By the way it is not the first occasion of taking wild animals. Shannon Stephens has published touching pin about Elias Muhambi who is taming a young of black rhinoceros.


A popularity of keeping wild animals at home as pets is growing. On the request “wild pets” 3000 pins in Pinterest, 2500 publications on Instagram and 100 000 pictures across the Internet have been found. Why it is so popular? Indeed, the answer is the desire to help 4-legged friend, most animals are taken from shelters or found hurt, injured or lost. However according professionals – wild animals must stay at wild nature and to bring them home is not only dangerous but cruelly for animals itself.

We have taken a comment of dog, reptile fan and wild animals’ explorer Donna Frestom.


However people are still thinking that taming of wild animals is not the harm but good deal. And this stereotype will be hardly changed.