The BC SPCA is opposed to the keeping and breeding of exotic animals, whether it is for a private pet, roadside zoo, traveling attraction, or for the entertainment industry, this is not where these magnificent animals belong.
Captive-bred or wild-caught exotic animals can both suffer at our hands through neglect and cruelty, and many pose a public safety threat from diseases and predatory instincts. Read more about why exotic animals need to be protected and their possession prohibited.
Wild and exotic animals in zoos, aquariums and other permanent captivity (PDF)
Exotic companion animals (PDF)