These Pets Are Banned In The State Of Utah
It's been said that dogs are a man's best friend. But what about a Gorilla?
Well, if you live in Utah, I guess you'll never find out.
I remember not long ago watching the documentary Tiger King on Netflix and thinking to myself “What is wrong with this idiot? Who keeps a tiger, let alone many-a tiger to necessitate an entire zoo?”
Now, I'm not a zoologist by any means, but I'm pretty sure that tigers eat humans, and would really not have a problem with eating a human who keeps it in a cage.
Come to think of it. I'm such a coward, that I'm afraid of my Yorkshire Terrier when I know he hasn't eaten in a while.
So what on earth would compel someone to branch out and get a wild animal that could do you in Siegfried and Roy style if it's provoked?
Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks it's utter madness to own a dangerous animal as a pet. The state of Utah seems to agree with me because here are five animals that you absolutely, positively cannot have as a pet in the state of Utah.
Cheetahs sure are cool. But do you really want to be responsible for the fastest land mammal in the world running through your neighborhood and looking for kids? No. No, you do not.
Monkeys are friendly, cool, and the closest we have to relatives in the animal kingdom. Although Michael Jackson had Bubbles, that doesn't mean that you get to have a chimp as well. Now that I think of it, it's probably not wise to do anything that Michael Jackson did. Except the moonwalk. You can do the moonwalk.
You may look at a Gorilla and think that it's a majestic animal who could probably babysit your kids while you're away. And if you did think that, you should probably do some more research. A full grown Gorilla In your home is kind of like having having Mike Tyson in your house. Sure, it has the capacity to be pretty gentle, but it's also got the capacity to bite off your ear. It's better not to risk it.
A kangaroo has a lot of character, and in the cartoons they're usually quite friendly. But here's a fun fact. Fact. If you provoke a kangaroo it can kick you in the chest and collapse your lungs. And if it got out of your yard, good luck trying to chase that down. Crikey that's a bad idea!
Lemur. No, they do not have cool accents like in the movie Madagascar. And although they may not be obviously dangerous, you can't have them anyway. Because Utah said so. That's why.