/ 23 January 2023

Keeping wild animals in captivity: Is it ever a good idea?

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The increase in demand for exotic wildlife as pets is evident throughout the world and, thus, is not a uniquely South African problem. Photo: Supplied
Demand has increased locally, but neither the legislation to ensure that both the animals and people are protected, nor the government’s ability to police it, has improved at the same pace.

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