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Future of keeping pet reptiles and amphibians:towards integrating animal welfare, human health and environmental sustainability

Pasmans, Frank, Bogaerts, Serge, Braeckman, Johan, Cunningham, Andrew A., Hellebuyck, Tom, Griffiths, Richard A., Sparreboom, Max, Schmidt, Benedikt, Martel, An (2017) Future of keeping pet reptiles and amphibians:towards integrating animal welfare, human health and environmental sustainability. Veterinary Record, 181 (7). ISSN 0042-4900. (doi:10.1136/vr.104296)

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Abstract

The keeping of exotic pets is currently under debate and governments of several countries are increasingly exploring the regulation, or even the banning, of exotic pet keeping. Major concerns are issues of public health and safety, animal welfare and biodiversity conservation. The keeping of reptiles and amphibians in captivity encompasses all the potential issues identified with keeping exotic pets, and many of those relating to traditional domestic pets. Within the context of risks posed by pets in general, the authors argue for the responsible and sustainable keeping

of reptile and amphibian pets by private persons, based on scientific evidence and on the authors' own expertise (veterinary medicine, captive husbandry, conservation biology).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1136/vr.104296
Uncontrolled keywords: words: reptile; amphibian; pet; welfare; health
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Richard Griffiths
Date Deposited: 27 May 2019 13:02 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 13:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74113 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Griffiths, Richard A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5533-1013
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