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Plan to allow Australian native animals to be kept as pets

"Keeping native animals as pets would be legalised under a plan put to the NSW government that would remove licence requirements for native birds, reptiles and some mammals and focus instead on educating pet owners. But the idea has been criticised on animal welfare grounds by wildlife protection groups, who are already dealing with sick kangaroos erroneously fed cows' milk and gliders dying after being fed fruit and bread. They argue native animals shouldn't become "another commodity"."

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