Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Torpor in a Terrarium

PetCo . . . where the exotic "pets" go . . . to live what this observer hopes are mercilessly short lives behind glass. Most Red-Eared Slider Turtles destined for the pet trade are doomed to a premature death. Why purchase an Iguana that transmits salmonella and reaches 6 feet in length? And what becomes of this hapless reptile when it outgrows your fascination?

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