Responsible Exotic Animal Ownership,
is a non profit US based organization,
exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal
Revenue Code. Contributions to us are deductible under section 170 of
the Code. REXANO is also a domestic non
profit corporation incorporated in the state of Nevada.
REXANO is committed to protect the rights of animal owners. WE support responsible private ownership of exotic animals in any
form, be it non commercial pet or sanctuary, as well as commercial
breeder or exhibitor.
As long as animal welfare and public safety laws are being followed, the
private (non governmental) ownership of these animals should be legal
and protected in the USA.
Many states, counties/cities already have regulations, some fair some
not so. Too many already have exotic animal bans.
We want to assist in securing fair industry standards and to prevent more unfair and unnecessary bans
and regulations to happen again by providing you with tools, research
and statistics to disprove the claims perpetuated by extreme animal
rights, AR, groups in the media of these animals as being a public
While we support reasonable industry regulations protecting animal welfare and
human safety (just as double gate and perimeter fence law for big
carnivores), we strongly oppose outright bans or extreme regulations
requirements or no grandfathering clause.
However, from the standpoint of government regulations, exotic animals
should be treated the same as the rest of agriculture or other pet
If the government mandates what kind of fencing you have to use for
exotic animals, then they should mandate what kind of fencing to use for
agriculture or pet animals and have same laws available for all animals
at large, regardless of species.
We are currently working to reverse the trend in over regulation, with
the desire that in the near future to work on repealing excessive
regulations and bans on private ownership of exotics.
Zuzana Kukol was born and raised in a former communist
Czechoslovakia, in the Slovak republic.
After spending 1 year in a political refugee camp in Italy, she came to
the USA as a political refugee and is now a US citizen. Even though she
is trained in business and economics, Zuzana spent most of her life
being hands on with animals, starting as a kid and teenager riding
horses in Eastern Europe.
She has been keeping reptiles and dogs since early 1980s and big cats
since mid 1990s, with emphasis on lions and tigers. Her experience with
other animals includes some aquarium fish, livestock and smaller mammals
such as American opossum, ferrets, chinchillas, rabbits and different
Scott Shoemaker has been involved
with exotic animals since 2004. Until recently, he worked currently as a Defense
Contractor, and is a former Military Intelligence Officer.
He served 15 years in the US Army, serving as
Commander, A Co 302nd Military Intelligence Battalion, as well as the V
Corps G2 ACE Targeting Officer in Charge. He served as the Targeting
Intelligence Officer for TF Hawk in Albania supporting Operation ALLIED
FORCE. His previous assignments include S2 for MI Battalion (LI)
(renamed the 204th MI Battalion), working with Aerial Reconnaissance Low
(ARL) and the Predator UAV, and Company Executive Officer and Platoon
Leader working with the Army's sea-based aerostats. He served six years
enlisted time as a UH-1 crew chief before commissioning through
Mr. Shoemaker has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary
Studies, from the University of Texas
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