6 Vicious Animals You Are Not Allowed to Own in WA State
You are not allowed to own these five vicious animals in Washington state. Isn't that, WILD? Get it!
FIVE PETS WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO OWN IN WASHINGTON
Wait, we don't HAVE any crocodiles in Washington state, right? Why is this banned? Who tried to sneak a crocodile across the state border? The only crocodile allowed in these parts is the concert venue in downtown Seattle on 2nd Avenue, The Crocodile.
There is only one (1) elephant left in Washington state, now that the others developed tuberculosis and passed away. Nobody else is allowed to own an elephant. You can see beautiful Suki the elephant in Tacoma at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. She is pretty dang old in elephant years. Years ago when the circus came to town, I was asked to ride out to the audience on an elephant. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget, but after I saw how the elephants were being treated behind the scenes, I vowed to NEVER ride them again or support any circuses that featured elephants. These elegant animals deserve better than humans profiting off of their entrapment.
Personally, I would be too afraid to own a lion in my back yard, even if it WAS legal. I would be scared that when the lion looks at me they see a giant steak icon, just like you see in cartoons. Walking steaks, that's what we look like to lions! They are extremely fast and love to chase and tackle down their prey. Their humongous teeth would pierce through your flesh faster than you can say RUN! Why would you want to put yourself and others in that kind of danger? There's a reason why they sang out, "Lions and tigers, and bears, OH MY!"
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Nice try, trying to keep a tiger as your personal pet. These magnificent (but vicious) creatures belong out in their natural wild habitat. Poachers, however, believe that tigers belong taxidermied up on their walls at home or as a rug in front of their fancy fireplaces. You are not allowed to own a tiger in Washington, but you can see some up close and in person at several regional zoos and sometimes at the Central Washington State Fair exhibits.
When my daughter, Willow, was a toddler, she would often tell me she wanted to be a cheetah when she grew up. I will be telling this adorable tale at her wedding, bet! Cheetahs are too fast and too hungry for human meat to be kept as pets, which is a great reason why they are banned to own in Washington. Another one is that they always eat up your Cheetos.
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I'm still ticked off a the hyenas in Lion King for trying to kill off Simba and Mufasa, and that was just FICTION! I actually thought Salacious B. Crumb (Jabba the Hut's sidekick) was a laughing hyena until I found out he was a "monkey lizard" from Planet Kowak.
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LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state
Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.
Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.