From watching calf roping at the rodeo
to petting lambs at the county fair, there are many ways to explore
the animal world this spring and summer. Exhibits such as petting
zoos and fairs allow children of all ages to have the thrilling
experience of coming face to face with animals. This interaction
allows people to learn more about animals and helps to build an
important human-animal bond.
Unfortunately, many people become sick every year because of a visit
to an animal exhibit. It is important to remember that animals sometimes
carry germs that are harmful to humans. Click here
to find out more. When people forget to wash their hands after petting
an animal or bring food into an area where animals are being housed,
they are at risk for becoming ill.