My Narcy came to me with several broken toes that healed very crookedly, reportedly due to the original owner getting him 'high' and laughing at him when he would fall off of his branch. needless to say, i am very glad that the gentlemen i got Narcy from rescued him from this jerk.
'Outside of a dog, man's best friend is a book. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.' Groucho Marx
*nods* did you guys hear about the parents of a child who forced a baby to smoke pot? then they sold the vid cam to a pawn shop, and left the vid in the cam? www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/327249/ a waste of oxygen if u ask me
Here's my 2 cents: I don't see how any good can come of it, but it's not really abuse in my eyes - An iguana owner that occaisionally gets their pet stoned is nowhere near as bad as an irresponsible owner(think young child) who decides they want an iguana out of impulse and after 2 weeks loses interest and neglects their animal by not providing proper food/heat/light/cage size etc. Kids can be pretty cruel to a lizard they've lost interest in and if the parents don't step in it never ends well. That's abuse.
The reptile brain is not equipped to deal with the THC in marijuana (neither is a humans, really and why we get the effect we do), but reptiles and animals more so. This often causes animals to become seriously agitated/aggressive and damage the delicate lungs.
Sad to know that people inject drugs to animals. My sister was a drug addict and use to force her pet to take drugs. Did not like this and forced her to take treatment to get over this addiction. Finally she agreed and took her to opiate detox norfolk center and after taking treatment for 6months she is now back to normal life.