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Keeping exotic pets
  1. Elaine Toland
  1. Animal Protection Agency, Brighton Media Centre, 15-17 Middle Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AL
  1. e-mail: elaine{at}

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AS director of an organisation focused on the exotic pet trade, I read your report of the debate on exotic pets at the recent BVA Congress with some interest (VR, December 7, 2013, vol 173, pp 537-538). I would strongly echo Sean Wensley's views, and our investigation team's experience offers substantial support to his conclusions that conditions for animals during wild capture, transport, holding and keeping are a major concern. We also share the concerns of Martin Whitehead and Neil Forbes (VR, December 7, 2013, vol …

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