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Youtube Promotes Pet Stupid by genkistamps Youtube Promotes Pet Stupid by genkistamps
I'm looking at all you dumbfucks who upload videos of your pet wolves and foxes doing cute stuff.

You contribute to the pet fox and pet wolf problem. You show people your pets being cute and they think "OMG SOOOO CUTE IM GONNA BUY ONE" without doing any research to ensure the animal is safe, happy, and cared for properly. You give fuel to teenage wolfaboos who are retarded enough to think that keeping a wild animal as a pet is a good idea in the first place.

Congratulations, you are the reason so many pet foxes and wolves live miserable lives in neglect.

(By the way, this is coming from someone who has grown up with exotic reptiles [iguanas, a monitor, and tortoises] most of her life, so yes, I do know exotics.)
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PurpIe-Guy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sure does lol, one of my friends was showing me a video of some guy getting attacked by his pet tiger, and after the video ended, she was like ''OH MY GOSH I SOOOO NEED TO GET A TIGER! I'VE BEEN BEGGING MY PARENTS FOR OVER A YEAR NOW!''

but one of my older cousins actually has a 'pet' wolf, he worked at our local zoo and the wolf was born with a lung, right leg and eye disability, they were going to put her down since it would of been too expencive to take care of the needs she required, but my cousin decided to take care of her, she's pretty old now and can barely even walk. But that is the ONLY case where I would ever keep an animal that belongs in the wild.
Kfcnyancat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Wild animals as pets only works when EXTENSIVE RESEARCH is done.
Superrarityandbonic Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Is it okay if you where assigned to take care of a wild animal then take it to a revueson? Because I have to do that...
purstotahti Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Capuchin monkeys, Sloths,  asian lions, siberian tigers and king cheetahs are cool but I don't want any of them roaming in prisons or wearing leash and diapers. I want one day be able to see them in them in wild. Circling around cage isn't behavior healthy of animal. 
Oh for God's sake!
And people carrying dogs in purses, dressing them like barbie dolls and calling them "babies" isn't normal human behavior either imo. 
FrayWolf117 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why dose it fucking matter? People post videos of there domestic dogs and cats all the damn time. It dosen't matter what it is its fine to post videos of it. There not the dumbasses, its the people who get them without the proper rescearch.
Eternities22 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of a video I saw of a woman with a pet serval. She had a bag of live mice fresh from the pet store and was feeding it with them.
FrayWolf117 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw cute, my wolfdog loves mice
jojo72627262 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to have a lion lay on my like some giant ragdoll cat, but then agian lions are known to smell....
LadyData Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What if the exotic pets are domesticated does that count? On YouTube I've seen informative pet skunk videos that promote the type of care they need. Believe it or not domesticated skunks live more than wild skunks.
LarkoftheRiver Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They mean wolves, lions, and animals that can be incredibly dangerous if kept in the wrong conditions/without the proper training. I doubt a skunk could kill you, but a big cat or bison (yes, I've seen people who keep them as pets) can. 
LadyData Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the clarification. I thought when the uploader meant exotic animals I thought he/she would include skunks. In general for someone to have a pet skunk they must have their scent glands removed while other states don't want them to be removed. However majority of states have made it illegal to own a pet skunk because of rabies. I only knew a few states where it's allowable to own a skunk.
LarkoftheRiver Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same, I'm not sure if mine does. I've never been remotely interested in owning a skunk to be honest xD

I mean, its an opinion as to if they're considered exotic. I'm on the fence about the subject myself. After all, they are meant to be wild, but aren't very dangerous unless they have rabies. Well, less than a bigger exotic pet would be. I don't see why they won't allow them as pets based on rabies, though. Unless you take the skunk from the wild then they are just as susceptible to rabies as a cat or dog is. 

I guess it just depends on who you ask. I don't speak for the owner of this stamp, so.. xD That's just what I got from it with the description and all that.

On a side note, TNG is amazing owo
cantthinkofusername1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What does the fox say?
Dimentio-the-Jester Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
"Show me the car fax."
DropshipAlpha Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have a free internet :iconfreeinternetplz:
Dimentio-the-Jester Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Thank you, amico.  I will cherish this internet forever. :heart:
LarayaDracomshu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. If we lived in a perfect world, I'd LOVE to have a pet fox. But I know they belong in the wild. If I ever saw a wolf/fox in the wild the first thing I'd do is stand still and completely have my guard up. I'm a person who grew up with dogs. I know how these creatures are because our dogs demonstrate this in life. Even SMALL dogs can be aggressive. I respect all animals to the point of which belongs where. Plus, people who get exotic fish from the ocean makes me sick. WHY would anyone want to get a wild, undomesticated animal and use it as bragging rites? 
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LarayaDracomshu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes shark finning isn't a good thing either. Too bad it happens
Gumshallgirl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm fine with Russian domesticated foxes (which were actually domesticated the same way dogs were), but animals that haven't been genetically domesticated shouldn't be kept as pets. That's just asking for trouble.
WhiteKitsuneKnight Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If someone can take care of an exotic pet, and respect the animal, excellent; good on them, and I'd love to see their videos, because not only do they show how fun and exciting it can be to own a different pet, but also educate people about what it takes to own one.

However, you're right; there needs to be a line drawn. Some animals should just not be in the hands of someone who isn't a professional; big cats, wolves, venomous snakes and really big pythons, crocodiles, primates, etc...all of those are wild animals and only a veterinarian or handler should deal with them.
Never get a pet that you can't care for physically or financially; this is a lifetime deal and they should be happier and healthier than their wild counterparts. You stick with that jerboa even when you have to buy squirmy bugs for him to eat and his regulated tank and medical care cost well over $3000. Each.

I don't want to discourage people from buying a different or exotic pet; I just want people to make wise decisions.
I would love with all my heart to own both octopi and foxes. However, I am not in the financial situation to care for them, so I can't provide them with the proper food, housing, and medical care.
I don't own them because I couldn't give them the things they need to be happy.

Taking care of an exotic pet is like caring for another human being; if it's happy and wants to be around you of course you can play and cuddle, but if it wants space, leave it be and don't bother it.
The difference is that if the pet lashes back, it might result in you getting hurt.
Rukjt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
For once, somebody who ISN'T putting up biased hate.

If anybody EVER take in an exotic animal as a pet, they deserve what they get. The only people who should be allowed to have exotic "pets" should be zoo owners, and that's cause they care about the animals and aren't stupid like your average civilian.
DreamLandWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all animals and stuff, but I would never buy an exotic pet :iconwthplz: (Maybe an exotic beta fish breed, but that is as far as I will go. )
minkoizwr Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure why not spend x000 dollars on a fennec fox that will die in two days?this is the average "animal lover" that doesn't love anything but wolves/dogs/canines who want to have a little fox of there own
Buzzy-Queen-Bee Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
How is having a pet wolf idiotic? I have one but her name is Idiotic. I invented the word Idiotic so I had to name her Idiotic.
TheCharleyJay Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Iguanas and small tortoises are legal animals, aren't they? Regardless, it's a really BAD idea to have wild animals as pets. A certain line of foxes is being bred to have the temperament of a friendly dog, so maybe it will work out. A wolf? No dang way, man. They are too dangerous. Dogs descended from wolves after a long, long history of domestication. Some people think they work as pets because they're the ancestors of dogs, or can be tamable if mixed with a dog. You cannot fully provide for them, or other wild animals. It's actually cruel to keep them away from where they belong. And they are highly likely to eventually revert to their nature. Woman found dead in her yard surrounded by her wolves? She said they were so nice. Woman whose head looks like a potato because her friend's chimp went berserk? Friend said he was so humanlike. Moron in Ohio letting loose his private zoo before offing himself? Congratulations; a lot of those critters were shot dead, including endangered tigers.

Wild animals aren't going to be our friends, people. We have to accept the ones that can live with us.
IluvmeDevilSummoners Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I agree with this years ago on youtube I ran into fucks saying wild animals make better pets have more personality and are more comical then actual pets I hope they and their family's die of cancer
BlazeFireWolf1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is this one guy who kept a wild lynx in his house called Ruby or something and posted videos of her.He posted videos of her hissing and growling and lashing out and said it was to prove to all these ignorant people that wild animals didn't make good pets.He let her go after that.
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That guy deserves a medal. Of platinum. And diamond.
SnowPeakTheInsane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want you to define "pet fox and wolf problem" because it seems like you're getting your information from no where.

Your version of exotic pets are reptiles too.
NoaQep Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
There's stupid people no matter what.
Is it the people's fault that they want to share with them what it's like to own a pet fox/wolf?
Is it their fault that the people watching it don't research it?
That's like people who make spoons being blamed for people being killed with spoons. It's illogical.
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...that last statement reminds me of every gun maker ever.

Guy kills someone with a gun, gun maker gets blamed.
DracoArtemis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the illeagal trade of the Slow Loris went up when people saw the "slow loris being tickled" videos :facepalm:
Mriao Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't agree with this stamp. I like to look at cute videos of pet wild animals, and yeah, sometimes I wish I had an opportunity to play with or to pet one, but I'm not ridiculous enough to go out and buy one because of it. It doesn't influence me that much.
Silhouett3s Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeahh its sad when people know nothing, there was one person that had a lynx and the lyxn was really mad cause the owner wasnt good to it >>
but so far thats the only badly treated one ive seen, i dont really look up them so i wouldnt know

But when im older i wanna have some sort of work in fox care so until im around 18 or older ive been studing on fox^^
Roxileeanderson Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i do agree with you about how people see things on youtube, and animals end up not being cared for because people buy them all willy-nilly, but, i have to say,
i don't think people keeping wild animals is a problem as long as they're cared for properly, because, after all, any animals that are kept as regular pets in any other house had to be wild at some stage down the line. Dogs, cats, birds, any other rodent, they were all wild at some point and probably would be extinct now if they wer'nt tamed.
SYNdicate115 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed x10. I'm sick of people who have exotics that have no clue, or very little idea on how to care for them. Then when they screw up it makes other exotic owners look just as irresponsible -_-
alikeni Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I'd say this is true in some cases, but not all.

It's possible to be a responsible fox/wolfdog/exotic pet owner, and I've seen some good videos of them. I don't think there's anything wrong with posting silly videos of an exotic pet any more than it's wrong to post silly videos of a domesticated pet.

But I HAVE seen way too many videos of people with huskies/husky mixes going, "look at my perfect wolf/high content wolfdog! He/she's an angel and can do no wrong!" And then that makes a bunch of idiots either get dogs thinking they're wolves, or getting actual wolfdogs thinking they're going to behave just like Fido or Fluffy and have no idea what they're in for.

I have also seen a few videos of people keeping actual, real wolves or apartments. NOT GOOD.

I've considered for a few years the possibility of getting a low content wolfdog, but that's only if I ever reach a point in my life where I can keep it an an appropriate enclosure, have a vet that will be able to treat it, train it, etc.

I had a journal entry (I deleted it) a while ago on exotic pets - canines in particular - and a lot of people don't think about how expensive or difficult it is to be able to take care of an exotic pet, even relatively common ones. They just think that they're getting Link or Amaterasu, picturing a majestic animal that's smarter than they are and godlike, and they don't think about anything else. I doubt Balto's going to look so majestic when he's taking a dump in front of you in the yard! Or when he eats something his stomach doesn't agree with an pukes it up or gets diarrhea. Any animal can be gross, difficult to take care of, and occasionally frustrating.

Another thing people have to consider is how their neighbors will react to them having an exotic canine. I've heard of cases where exotic pets were poisoned/shot by neighbors, even when they were otherwise responsibly kept, because their neighbors didn't like them.
littletindog Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen some videos by a guy who bought two baby civets (I think they were golden palms? can't remember exactly) from some market. They made videos of the babies with their cats, and someone commented that they were excited to be getting their own from a friend. It made me angry. >.> I understand having the room and resources for exotics, doing the research, buying from a responsible breeder, ect. but buying from a market? Getting one from a friend? Come on.
longwing Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Totally agree with you here, although it's not Youtube itself - it's the people who post the videos. They don't give the full's effectively advertising these animals as pets.
Alyssanine Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I only know of one teenager who has a fox (me), and I'm very involved in the exotic animal community.

I post pictures and videos of her. Problem?

I did research for about a year. I then saved up my money, contacted a breeder (actually several, about every one that I could get a hold of), got all the supplies I needed, checked all my legalities and I got a kit. I have downed nearly a thousand dollars on my girl and I'm 14 years old.

I don't appreciate being called a 'dumbfuck' nor do I appreciate being accused of being a 'teenage wolfaboo' who neglects my the animals in my possession.

You're saying all of this like it's fact and you likely do recognize that it's your opinion, but I haven't seen you cite any examples of a young person getting a major exotic animal (not just a bunny, iguana or monitors) like a wolf or fox and then neglect it.
longwing Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
No problem with you posting pictures and videos of her - in fact, the more you do it the better, as people can see very clearly the difference between a well looked after animal and a badly looked after animal and they get to learn about the animals. But...the problem lies where people post about their animals and leave out the bad stuff. Sure, in an ideal world you post what you want. In this world however you are doing the animal an unkindness by painting a picture of something that is easy to look after. I've seen Youtube videos with a lot of exotic animals and while many of them are cool and the person who posts them explains that it takes time and skill to look after these animals, a lot of the videos are just "Look at me with my pet cougar/bobcat/wolf/sugar glider".

Kids do get these pets but adults are in my experience just as bad. I used to work at a bird of prey sanctuary and Harry Potter has unfortunately set a very bad example for owl keepers. What you see on the video is a boy with an affectionate pet owl, petting it, not wearing a glove and it comes to him with no food or weight management. What people do is get a barn owl (close enough, right?) and treat it like a baby and it dies or ends up irreparably damaged psychologically. Watching the few moments where Hedwig appears in the film is not much different from watching a few seconds of somebody playing with their pet crow on Youtube - you don't get the full story, just the best bits, and some people are thick enough to think all that it requires is a bit of dog food and a big heart.

Of course, the real villains here are the breeders, who don't care where their animals end up...
Neyuu Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Iguanas, monitors, and tortoises hardly count as exotic anymore. Reptiles are not the same as mammals.
ragazzalupo78 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Writer
In-Spirit Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fff but I love messing about with my 4ft python (it'll sound more effective when he's full-grown)... :B

Amen to that brother
Dragon-DoomLord Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
So you are saying that people that know how to take care of some types of exotic pets that actually did researchs and such, shouldn't post videos of them because retards like wolfaboos will think they can take care of them without even trying to know how to treat them? For the way you wrote it down it seems so.
There are some animals that can actually be bred as pets with time (that includes some types of foxes) but still need owners with certain types of personalities and time to give to them (and of course I'm not talking about jaguars or aligators).
And you should know as well that many times people who don't know how to take care of reptiles buy them from exotic pet shops and they end up dying. So is it wrong for people like you that actually know how to handle them to upload videos of their pets aswell?
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Presently there is only one breed of fox on Earth that you can legitimately claim are naturally good as pets, I.E. DOMESTICATED, and those are the Belyaev Silver Foxes in Siberia. Domestication is not nurture beating nature, its the exact opposite. It took fifty years and 20+ generations of breeding to produce foxes whose adrenalin levels are low enough to be passive or playful around humans well into their adulthood. De-clawing a Bobcat and raising it to adulthood IS NOT THE SAME THING!
Muhnazer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Ugh, I totally support this stamp. Not so much because I'm against keeping any animal that could be called 'exotic', but mostly 'dangerous' exotics. I remember arguing with a person on youtube about how keeping a gaboon viper(a highly venemous snake, who's bite can kill you in minutes) is not the same as keeping a corn snake(a small non-venemous snake commonly kept as pets).
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