Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act in the US

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Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act in the US

Postby urbantortoise-Jane » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:57 pm

It seems that US tort and herp enthusiasts are claiming a victory for this bill being blocked this evening, I haven't had a chance to look into it properly, but from the quick bit that I read it seems a bit mad to be celebrating it being blocked. Any one know a bit more?

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtex ... l=h111-669
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Re: Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act in the US

Postby Tortoise Trust » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:04 am

Yes. This was an extreme and badly drafted piece of legislation. It would have outlawed just about all pets and resulted in real problems.

While controlling known "pest" species is one thing, this was not the way to do it.

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Re: Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act in the US

Postby Amanda1 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:04 pm

While I agree some species don't belong in captivity, ( large snakes to name one) This would have punished people who actually take good care of theirs.


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