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I have no words. This, no matter how many ways I look at it, disgusts me. I support legal hunting. My father was a hunter, my cousins, my whole family hunts. But there is a big difference between hunting for meat and the skin for clothing, than for hunting to say and show you can kill an apex predator.

I would not make a good politician as I let my emotions come into play. I support farming, hunting, the right to own whatever animal your heart desires, as long as you can financially provide for that animal. I support private ownership of exotics. But when it comes to this, I may be seen by others as being an animal rights activist. The furthest is from the truth. I just cannot hide my disgust of this:

All I keep seeing there is one of our beloved babies, hanging from his arms. This is a personal issue with me. You see, I fight governments both foreign and domestic, for the right to preserve the Leopard. The average citizen does not know that there are only so many AZA accredited Zoo’s and within them they are only allowed to keep so many of a certain species. Thus as the Leopard races towards extinction, there is no way possible for these zoo’s to bring the Leopard totals back up enough to re-populate in the wild. That is why your private zoo/private owner is a very vital part of the equation. They hold a vast amount of the gene pool as well as a diversified selection, therefore lessening the chance of congenital defects. With only the gene pool in the zoo’s, Global law against the importation of specimen’s from the wild, if not allowed to draw upon that diversified gene pool, the Leopard will again suffer a genetic bottle neck.

Trump did nothing illegal….. but was it morally right?


Vera is a sixth generation Native Floridian and born in the small community of Arcadia Florida. She has been a Barrel racer,making it to the NBHA national finals for 3 years in a row. She was the President in the Potowattomie County Humane Society, Shawnee Oklahoma 1983. She is a Veterinary Technician and in the veterinary medical field for over thirty nine years, starting by volunteering in Ft. Lauderdale at Three Oaks Animal Hospital for OJT at the tender age of 13 years. She has had a Life time of working and living with all species of animals, domestic and exotic. She holds an Associates in Animal Science. Vera also is an active member of the FCF (Feline Conservation Federation - ) and accredited by the FCF as a Wildlife Educator, as well as licensed by the state of Florida as a wildlife rehabilitator

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