Future of Keeping Pet Reptiles and Amphibians


“The authors do not, however, believe that keeping reptiles and amphibians presents a disproportionate burden on public health or animal welfare compared with that posed by the keeping of other companion animals. The authors therefore do not see any valid reasons to selectively restrict the keeping of reptiles and amphibians for these reasons. Since such concerns pertain to the keeping of companion animals as a whole, regulatory measures need to be based on risk assessment criteria that are evidence-based and independent of public perceptions and pressure”