Hundreds Of Exotic Animals Kept in Cruel Conditions Deserve Justice


Target: Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York

Goal: Severely punish owners for allegedly keeping hundreds of illegal and exotic animals in horrible conditions.

Authorities reportedly seized 400 animals from a home after they were found living in cruel conditions. Among the animals included 250 mostly exotic birds, 151 reptiles, including an alligator snapping turtle, an Asian water monitor, sugar gliders, chinchillas, prairie dogs, cats, dogs, and a skunk.

The animals were living in filthy water and lacked a healthy supply of fresh air, proper food, and drinking water, according to a spokesman for the SPCA. The air was so unsanitary and odorous that workers had to wear Tyvek suits and use air filtration systems.

The same house was reportedly raided once before and an alligator seized, but the owners were only told to clean up. Outlets say the owners “may face charges” this time. Had the authorities taken appropriate action before, this many animals wouldn’t have suffered. Demand that authorities take animal cruelty seriously and prosecute these abusers to the fullest extent.


Dear Mr. Schneiderman,

About 400 animals, including illegal reptiles and exotic birds were reportedly seized when officers found them living in severely unsanitary conditions. A previous raid resulted in an alligator being seized, yet the owners were only told to clean up.

These are unnecessarily cruel conditions and it’s appalling that it was allowed to go this far. Please take animals’ lives seriously and charge the owners with animal cruelty.


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  1. Sick to DEATH of both the exotic AND domestic animal trade, as well as grossly insufficient and UNENFORCED laws that should actually PROTECT all these victims of man’s horrific, vile nature! As a species that is as abysmal and base as they come, and that can’t even care enough to write and enforce laws that could save nonhuman beings from by US, we really deserve to just die right out.

  2. Their are way too many animal abusers & not enough to protect the innocent animals these days not enough is done to seize them from in humans who don’t take care of them of any animals these dayS . A heck of a lot more should be done as to these abusers & they should be dealt with a big fine & not aloud to own any more animals they are wicked disgusting evil barbaric lo life who don’t give a dam about animals at all

  3. simon rickman simon rickman says:

    Hey moron humans, this aint the middle ages, you can see all the animals you want on the interweb, stop bringing them home, stop pretending they are aliens with no feelings or consciousness, stop keeping them as pets.

  4. Todd Fletcher says:

    Jail time and heavy fines need to apply for these idiots!

  5. Gerard FABIANO says:


  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared. 😡

  7. These idiots MUST be held accountable — If you don’t punish these callously cruel humans, this horror will be repeated — animal abuse & killing are brutal acts & such crimes MUST be taken seriously — just think of the suffering these animals endured — we do NOT HAVE THE RIGHT to abuse nor kill animals!

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