Wild Obsession: The perilous attraction of owning exotic pets
"All across the nation, in Americans' backyards and garages and living rooms, in their beds and basements and bathrooms, wild animals kept as pets live side by side with their human owners."
Exotic Pet Laws
"Every state has different exotic pet laws. Some states are specific as to what animals they restrict while others allow pretty much anything to be kept as a pet."
Exotic Animal Owner Terry Thompson: What Happened?
"The 62-year-old owner of an exotic animal farm freed his 56 wild animals on Tuesday (including lions, Bengal tigers, wolves and cheetahs) before taking his own life."
Terry Thompson, Ohio Man Who Freed Exotic Animals, Was Deep In Debt, Took In Unwanted Pets
"The exotic-animal owner who killed himself after turning loose dozens of lions, tigers and other beasts was deep in debt, and a fellow big-cat enthusiast said Thursday that he had taken in so many creatures he was 'in over his head.'"