The Style Network recently featured a new reality television program, “Big Rich Atlanta.” An episode that recently aired was about celebrities who want extravagant pets. The pet choices are exotic animals, such as the sugar glider, bearded dragon, macaw, fennec fox, and chinchillas. These particular exotic animals come from Australia, Africa, and South America.
Originally the episode featured wealthy ladies who wanted exotic animals because they have a lot of money and can afford them. This did not send out a very positive message and the reality program has notified its viewers that the show is only for fun. It also states that if a person wants a new companion, to visit his or her local animal shelter.
Remember, exotic animals are not pets. They are wild animals stolen from their natural habitat by poachers. When you think about it . . . networks should think about what they show on TV, and the message they could be sending out to their viewers.