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Melissa A Smith

My blog is Captive Animal Logic:

There are many controversies, half-truths, and opinions...most condemnatory...floating around the internet about exotic animals as pets. Most of the vitriol is coming from people who haven't, have no desire to, and will never own an exotic animal. I hope my articles can clear the air and provide a balanced perspective. The exotic pet trade is neither perfect nor an atrocity. It is simply like any other pet trade.

I am an advocate for the right of individuals to own animals in captivity *responsibly, regardless of species.

Topics I explore include but are not limited to exotic pets, zoos, Seaworld, why domestication is a useless word, and animal rights vs. animal welfare. I receive criticism from BOTH sides of the ‘fence’, and you may not agree with everything I have to say on every subject, but I encourage you to approach my logic with an open mind.