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ID:

96

Date:

2006-11-27

Headline:

Exotic pets in U.S. may pose health risk

Reporter's name:

Margeret Ebrahim & John Solomon

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Associated Press used FOIA to discover that more than 650 million exotic animals from kangaroos to iguanas to tropical fish were imported into the U.S. illegally in the past three years. The animals arrive with few or no checks for disease that could put both Americans and domestic animals at risk.

Keywords:

exotic animals; black market; exotic pets; disease; salmonella; SARS; monkeypox


Agencies:

FWS

States:

US

Categories:

exotic animals


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