Reptile Politics

On the Web
Jan 18, 2015

Fear Driving Legislation?

On the Web - Pet owners in Carbondale, PA may want to sit up and take notice.  After a large collection of animals, including 72 snakes were discovered in a single home,...

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On the Web
Jan 10, 2015

Josh’s Frogs: Wild Caught Animals—Our Stance

On the Web - Josh’s Frogs brings us this thoughtful piece on the ethics of wild caught imports in the hobby, and addresses both the importance of limited importation for captive propagation,...

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USARK
Jan 1, 2015

Victory in Florida

USARK - The reptile community stepped up and made themselves known when Dunedin, Florida attempted to pass a law banning constrictors over 4′ in length. Not only was the proposed...

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On the Web
Dec 27, 2014

Lawsuit over Protections for 17 Rare Species

On the Web - The Center for Biological Diversity has sent a notice to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department saying they will sue within 60 days if no progress is made...

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Bush League Breeders Club
Mar 17, 2014

An Answer to the Haters

Bush League Breeders Club - When Krista Guarino of SnakeHuntersTV swept the internet with a UK media interview and an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Good News blog, she and her father got...

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On the Web
Jan 28, 2014

How Far will “Reality TV” Go?

On the Web - Jim Harrison, director of the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, is one of the featured guests on HuffPost Live, discussing the disturbing reality behind animal-centered “reality” shows on television.  How...

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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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USARK
Dec 20, 2014

Arizona Herpers Step Up

USARK - This USARK update primarily features the proposed rule changes by Arizona Fish and Game Department that could negatively impact Arizona reptile keepers. However, the reptile community spoke up,...

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The Reptile Report
Dec 16, 2014

TRR’s Best of 2014 Awards: Conservation Groups!

The Reptile Report - Here’s one of the new categories for our end of the year awards.  Nominate your favorite conservation group or “like” those that have already been nominated!  And check...

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The Reptile Report
Dec 16, 2014

Boycott the Drama — Brian’s Corner

The Reptile Report - Although I normally ignore drama and personal attacks because it gives the “haters” attention and can make them feel validated, I occasionally feel compelled to speak out. Let...

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TortoiseForum.org
Dec 15, 2014

Conflict with Environmental Laws

TortoiseForum.org - A link to an article about homeowners in Florida being forced to tolerate destructive tortoise behavior on their property leads to a lively discussion about the fine balance...

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USARK
Dec 12, 2014

USARK: Proposed Salamander Import Moratorium

USARK - The United States Association of Reptile Keepers gives an important overview of the dangers of a chytrid fungus threatening caudate populations around the world and the proposals being...

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Nov 30, 2014

SnakeHuntersTV: Killing Rattlesnakes

YouTube - In this week’s episode, Jamie and Krista speak out about killing rattlesnakes, dispel some myths about rattlers, and share how many ways these misunderstood snakes are beneficial to...

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On the Web
Nov 29, 2014

UJR Presents: Conveniently Losing a Voice

On the Web - Listen in as Urban Jungle Radio talks about the curious case of West Virginia and the missing public comments speaking out against potential legislation that could adversely affect...

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Nov 6, 2014

The USARK Report

USARK - After an erroneous and sensational report on the Today Show called “Deadly Snakes for Sale”, Phil Goss of the United States Association of Reptile Keepers asked Dan Krull...

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On the Web
Nov 2, 2014

Protecting Snapping Turtles?

On the Web - The US Fish & Wildlife Service is considering adding common snapping turtles to an international list of endangered animals, along with a number of other freshwater turtle species.

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Oct 29, 2014

SBTV: 4 Year Old Girl Snake Expert!

AnimalBytesTV - Brian heads to the NARBC show in Arlington, Texas and gets to play with some awesome animals, including one or two you may never have heard of.  Along...

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Facebook
Oct 28, 2014

Don’t Miss Out! Win Big!

Facebook - Just a few days left to buy your raffle tickets to win one of the coolest prizes ever offered—an all-expense paid trip for two to Costa Rica, and...

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Facebook
Oct 28, 2014

USARK Quilt Auction

Facebook - If you missed out on your chance to win this quilt in the original raffle, now is your chance to win it again, as it is up for...

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On the Web
Sep 23, 2014

New RAACA.net Raffle!

On the Web - Don’t miss out on your chance to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to Costa Rica? The Reptile and Amphibian Charity Auctions is selling raffle tickets for this...

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