Ever since I can remember, I was fascinated by animals. By their ability to provide friendship, healing, and uncondtional love (among other things). The lessons that I have learned from these amazing creatures have proved time and time again to be invaluable. Unfortunately, many people cannot see the worth of these amazing beings that we share this earth with. Some because they don’t want to see it and others simply because they haven’t had the opportunity to. The pet trade allows many of us to share our lives with all kinds of wonderful animal companions. My concern is that it has gone too far. Millions of animals are put to sleep every year due to overpopulation. Millions of animals live miserable lives year after year because their “owners” didn’t know how much time they would need or the type of care they actually required. So, they sit in a cage, day after day, never having their needs met. Never feeling loved. And when quality of life issues arise the response is “They are JUST animals” Yes, they are “just” animals, but they are animals that exist for their own reasons, not for ours. They are animals that were more than happy living in jungles, and forests, and on mountaintops, and in deserts. They were happy there. They met their own needs and lived their own lives. We, as humans, decided to take over that. We captured them and bred them for our own uses. We domesticated them, caused them to have to rely on us and therefore it is our duty to protect them. It is our duty to educate ourselves and others about these animals. This is the heart of why “Animal Experiences” was created. To show people how amazing these animals are and to educate them about them. Please educate yourself before obtaining ANY animal, whether it be a dog, a cat, a bird, a reptile, a rodent or anything else. We owe it to the animals and to ourselves to enter pet “ownership” responsibly. Thank you for your interest in “Animal Experiences”.
-Nicole, founder Animal Experiences