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How do people get away with owning larger cats, wolves, and bears in Russia?  


Soulie
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I don't mean legally speaking. I mean how are they able to actually raise them and not have these animals eventually attack them? I used to watch a channel on YouTube of a couple that had larger cats. A puma, a panther, and one other one. They never had any issues with them at all and the puma lived in the house with them!

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I think this comes down to training and experience. I once read that "house cats" are not domesticated at all but they have a more passive temperament most of the time. You will find this in cheetahs when they are raised around humans. I think it comes down to the individual animal is what I am saying. 

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It comes with a risk. I think most wild animals can learn to live along side humans but most of them do not do well. There are hyenas that get fed by a family. I can't remember what country but they have their children, as young as 4 years old, around them without issue. These are wild. 

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I guess so long as they are not getting abused, no one cares. I think some people are capable of keeping larger wild animals if they have the experience, knowledge, and money to afford it but because a lot of people don't, this is why other places ban it. 

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If I was able to, legally speaking, and could afford it... I would totally love to own a big wild cat. If you follow any Russians that do own larger wildlife, you will notice they all have huge enclosures outdoors and they feed them the proper diet. I am guessing it is a luxury to own them. You likely need to have a lot of money and permits even though it is Russia. 

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@kikobeep I feel the same way. I just think it is a lot of work and money to do it the right way. I feel like people tend to only own them as a status symbol though and they become neglected. 

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They don't have as strict laws and I think if you are found to be abusing an animal, you face prison so people who aren't capable dare not risk it. Either way, I don't think people should be owning those kinds of animals. 

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