Published on n-tv.de the 22.01.2023.
Germany’s Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture has received strong criticism from experts after his catastrophic proposal to ban the husbandry of exotic pets.
Note: Unfortunately, ntv’s report, once again, mistakes animal welfarists for animal rights activists. No reputable animal welfare organisation is in favour of a general ban on the husbandry of exotic pets. Animal welfare is not about delusional bans; it is about improving the lives of individual animals – general bans impede this because they also hit responsible animal keepers. These types of bans are always a demand from the animal rights side – even when they are expressed by self-proclaimed animal welfarists. It is important to distinguish the two.