TamanduaGirl wrote:They say they took them because she didn't show where a law says it's legal. They took them because the local law didn't know if it was legal. There's no state law against owning sloths. There's no law against it but because they couldn't show a law saying it's legal they took them. If you think that's good practice tons of people will get legal animals taken simply because no law explicitly says they can, instead of the standard where if no law says you can't it being okay.
People getting animals taken who actually did nothing wrong isn't uncommon. There are FB groups dedicated to this and the whole reason The Calvary Group exists.
Are you sure? It specifically says none of the animals can be owned without a state permit. They could be wrong but that's all I see for now. They even took the lizard and I doubt they would just remove those animals with zero purpose other than their own hunch. I know confiscations have occurred because people misinterpreted the law, but I haven't heard of a case where they just made it up entirely. Either way, if you're running a business like that it's good practice to let the town know what you're doing. Exotic animal businesses look sketchy if they don't have approval and people aren't aware it's there. They'll think the animals are illegally smuggled and all of that. I haven't seen any statements from the Sloth Center spreading awareness about an injustice that has occurred.