My Code of Ethics
In order to deliver quality and professional outreach programs I strive to adhere to high standards of animal welfare, captive animal care, and public health & safety standards.

The 5 Freedoms of animal welfare
  • Freedom from hunger and thirst, by ready access to water and a diet to maintain health and vigour. 

  • Freedom from discomfort, by providing an appropriate environment. 

  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease, by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment. 

  • Freedom to express normal behaviour, by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and appropriate company of the animal’s own kind.

  • Freedom from fear and distress, by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering. 


I consider the health, well-being, and safety of my animals to be of the utmost priority in any situation, and will not force an animal into a situation that places them at risk of unnecessary stress or exposure to harm.
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I adhere to the latest health and safety guidelines as dictated by governing officials in order to protect human health and safety for myself and of my audience members.
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I adhere to all governing regulations regarding the possession, handling, transport, and display of animals.
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I maintain all of my animals in proper habitats that allow for natural behaviors and environmental enrichment.
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I practice strict safety measures when handling or transporting animals to reduce the chance of stress or injury to animals and other humans or personal property.
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I do not support unethical breeding, collecting wild animals for pets, or the irresponsible sale of exotic animals to inexperienced keepers.
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I believe that providing necessary veterinary care is critical to being a responsible pet keeper.
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 I believe that reasonable legislation should be introduced and enforced to guide and protect basic animal welfare standards for all species of animals in both private and professional collections.
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I acknowledge that keeping exotic animals poses many ethical dilemmas, so I advocate heavily for responsible pet ownership and education to ensure better animal welfare outcomes.
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I believe that there will always be opportunities to do better. I must remain flexible and informed on current animal care practices, science, and knowledge in order to ensure that I am continuing to provide the best possible care of my animals, and ensure that I am only promoting humane, accurate, and responsible practices.