UAPPEAL supports the responsible private ownership of exotic animals. All current and potential exotic animal owners are encouraged to check out the resources we provide.




If you are or are interested in being an exotic animal owner, handler, business, facility or organization, consider joining UAPPEAL, where you can meet others and learn how to become citizen lobbyists. Many of our members have owned or worked with non-traditional animals for over 20 years.  

Legislation concerning alternative and exotic animals is constantly changing.  Learn what bill and rules have been introduced for the year.  We also provide a summary of current US state laws and even some other countries.