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Why We Need to Teach Kids That Exotic Animals Are Not Pets or Toys


5 January 2017 News

Kate Good|January 5th 2017|Full article at http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-we-need-to-teach-kids-that-exotic-animals-are-not-pets-or-toys/

Even from a young age, children seems to be naturally drawn to animals. We are given fuzzy plush animals to snuggle with, and it seems like every children’s story features an animal protagonist or sidekick. Research even proves that kids who grow up with a cat or dog in their house are more sociable, have higher self-esteem, better immune systems and are more compassionate. All signs point to the fact that kids and animals are kind of a dynamic power-pair. However, children are highly impressionable and depending on how they are brought up to relate to animals can greatly influence their future actions.

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