Letter: End all wild animal ownership

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I'm an eighth grade student at La Center Middle School. I have heard a lot about people having wild animals for pets. When they get tired of them, they let them go, but the animals do not know how to survive in the wilderness.

They have lived in captivity for such a long time that they have lost the ability to live in the wild.

The government should stop states from handing out wild animal permits because people take animals for a little bit and then realize that they are too much work, so they let them go. Then the wild animals go back for food and people shoot them.

If you don't want nature to be ruined, the government should put a stop to wild animal permits.

Theron Brade

La Center