The social dynamic is simple. The animal rights activists persuaded owners of traditional pets to fight each other and fight against owners of exotic animals. This took power away from owners of traditional pets, who seem to be blissfully unaware that this war has been fought back and forth for at least fifty years.
They got this "adopt, don't buy" garbage going in which they got way too many people to believe that dogs should not be bred, else the species will be irreparably harmed. In doing so they also gained a measure of control over the use of the term "extinction" that is frightening.
Some dog owners, perhaps a loud minority, were persuaded of a false and damaging paradigm. "Rescuing" somehow helps the species, but reproduction, the only way to replace animals that have died of old age, is now villified. There are people who believe that surgical sterilization saves lives when that actually prevents lives, kills their chances before they are even conceived. It's like death, only pre-emptive.
Attacking the owners of tigers and other exotics further wastes the power of traditional pet owners. Most owners of tigers and other exotics, except for a few bastards, are one hundred percent behind pet ownership rights, the right to own cats and dogs. As owners of exotics they have some pull. When they were forcibly disenfranchised they became much less able to help dog and cat owners.
I've lost count of the ways that owners of so-called traditional pets have hurt themselves at the behest of the animal rights activists. They got dog and cat owners to fight against ownership of big cats and primates, wasting the power that dog and cat owners have and empowering the activists. The punishment for this is being administered to dog and cat owners by the activists. When deaths of dogs in shelters hit an all-time low, the activists became more demanding, more dictatorial, more punitive, and more destructive. They are also corrupt.
It has happened before and the bad laws have been repealed before. Pennsylvania repealed most of their dog laws in 1965. Other states have done the same. Several states have laws against "animal control" in unincorporated areas because of previous bad experiences with activists, who can pop up out of nowhere, lie about how you're taking care of your dogs and horses, and make off with them.
The way in is the way out. We will not regain our right to choose our so-called traditional pets until people who want tigers, lions, chimpanzees, and so on regain their rights.