I don't think I'd have a problem with it if it didn't harm either animals or humans, but how often does that happen?
Someone I knew on another board once mentioned how even commonly-kept animals often don't get the care they need. She knows a lot about herps, and was mentioning how even a "common" green iguana has specialized diet and habitat requirements which most people are unable (or unwilling) to provide, such as a cage the size of a small bathroom.
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.