Reptile Politics

On the Web
Jul 27, 2014

The (Possible) Amazing Spider Ban

On the Web - Anthony, from theTurtleRoom, takes a look at a proposal being considered to list the spider tortoise species under the US federal Endangered Species Act and what such a...

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On the Web
Jul 26, 2014

Business Permit Denied

On the Web - Fearful neighbors made a fuss and prevented an Iowa town from issuing a business permit to allow a breeder to sell snakes from his home.  The irony is...

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On the Web
Jul 25, 2014

Noah’s Ark at Heathrow

On the Web - So many live exotic animals, including countless endangered reptiles, are seized at London’s Heathrow Airport that they have dubbed the holding area for them as Noah’s Ark.  This...

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USARK
Jul 14, 2014

Comments Needed NOW

USARK - TWO DAYS LEFT! The time for public voices to be heard on national restrictions to keeping large boas and pythons is a brief window that will be closing...

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On the Web
Jul 12, 2014

Endangered Dining

On the Web - The Chinese government is using harsher penalties to crack down on the cultural practice of consuming endangered animals, but so far have had little impact on the sale...

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USARK
Jul 11, 2014

USARK: West Virginia Update

USARK - The United States Association of Reptile Keepers remains active in West Virginia with the passing of their new Dangerous Wild Animals Act.  Read here to find out how...

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On the Web
Jul 10, 2014

Imagine This…

On the Web - A blog from John Potash, of Reptile Apartment, that paints a grim image of what life under the current (and possible future) Lacey Act can become, and does...

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USARK
Jul 9, 2014

USARK: Constrictor Rule Update

USARK - The deadline for public comments on the Constrictor Rule is July 24th and there will be no extensions.  Please get your comments in NOW.  Don’t miss this opportunity...

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On the Web
Jul 3, 2014

USARK: Call for Scientific Information

On the Web - As USARK announced, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has reopened the comment period on its proposal to list as “injurious” under the Lacey Act five of...

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Jun 29, 2014

UJR: Barczyk on Ball Sacks

YouTube - Brian Barczyk joins Urban Jungles Radio to give his opinion on the practice of selling unopened bags of imported baby ball pythons, which are imported annually by the...

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On the Web
Jun 29, 2014

HTR: The Noxen Rattlesnake Round Up

On the Web - On this episode of Herpin Time Radio, JD and Justin talk about the Noxen Rattlesnake Round Up as well as a variety of other reptile related topics.

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On the Web
Jun 29, 2014

Snake Ban Consequences

On the Web - A Florida pet-shop owner speaks out with the local news about the consequences of the US Department of Fish & Wildlife’s attempts to add more snakes to the...

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USARK
Jun 26, 2014

Constrictor Rule Comment Reopens

USARK - Deadline is July 24: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is taking additional comments regarding listing five species of snakes (Boa constrictor, Reticulated python, DeSchauensee’s anaconda, Green anaconda and...

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USARK
Jun 23, 2014

USARK: Constrictor Rule Update

USARK - The notice will publish tomorrow (6/24/14) announcing a 30-day comment period. Comments will have a deadline of Thursday, July 24. This comment period relates to Boa constrictors, Reticulated...

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USARK
Jun 13, 2014

Lawsuit Update

USARK - Check in with the United States Association of Reptile Keepers and get the latest news on motions and responses happening with federal lawsuit against Fish and Wildlife Services. ...

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On the Web
Jun 1, 2014

HTR: Jamaican Iguana Recovery Group

On the Web - Kenroy Knowz Williams of the Jamaican Iguana Recovery Group joins Herpin Time Radio to talk about what is being doing to conserve the Jamaican iguana.

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Ball-Pythons.net
May 27, 2014

Big Book Giveaway!

Ball-Pythons.net - BP.net is raising funds for USARK by raffling off two of Kevin McCurley’s latest and greatest book, The Ultimate Ball Python Morph Maker Guide.  Check it out and...

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USARK
May 10, 2014

USARK ALERTS

USARK - Visit the United States Association of Reptile Keepers to learn critical information about a pro-herp bill in Illinois right alongside an extremely anti-pet bill from the same state,...

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On the Web
May 8, 2014

Reality Finally Filtering In

On the Web - This interesting article takes a somewhat more honest look at the “python problem” in Florida by acknowledging that officials are battling countless other invasive species that cause more...

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