Reptile Politics

On the Web
Feb 3, 2016

Salamander Trade Ban Draws Praise and Frustration

On the Web - While some are pleased with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent ban on the importation and interstate transport of 201 species of salamanders in an attempt to...

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The Reptile Report
Jan 21, 2016

Venom Wars – Literal and Figurative

The Reptile Report - Brian Barczyk recently announced his involvement with a new Discovery Channel show called Venom Hunters.  Within minutes, Brian was flooded with messages about being a “sell out” and...

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USARK
Jan 16, 2016

USARK: Salamander Injurious Listing

USARK - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has posted an interim rule, listing 201 species (from 20 genera) of salamanders as injurious, prohibiting their importation and interstate transport. The...

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On the Web
Dec 22, 2015

GNR: The Battle We Face

On the Web - Richard Stanley (lawyer for USARK) joins Gecko Nation Radio to help us understand the battle we face for the right to own our pets. USARK is fighting for our...

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Urban Jungles Radio
Dec 3, 2015

UJR: A Crock in Maine and Crocfest in Florida

Urban Jungles Radio - Richard Stanley stops by Urban Jungles Radio to talk about a woman that had her pet snakes unjustly confiscated by the federal government and what should happen in...

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YouTube reptile video
Nov 21, 2015

UJR: Joe Exotic, Part Two

YouTube - Joe Exotic is in the Urban Jungles Radio studio to discuss some of the current political issues surrounding reptile and exotic animal ownership in the United States.

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Urban Jungles Radio
Nov 19, 2015

UJR: The Tiger King Returns

Urban Jungles Radio - The tiger king, Joe Schreibvogel, returns to Urban Jungles Radio to talk about the government’s siege against exotic animals in Ohio and the proliferation of anti-exotic legislation. He...

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USARK
Nov 14, 2015

Clark County Action Alert

USARK - The deadline to comment on proposed changes to the current animal ordinance in Clark County, Nevada is November 15, 2015. The proposal includes possibly the most overbearing permit...

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USARK
Oct 6, 2015

USARK: Black Pine Snake Listed Under ESA

USARK - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the black pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi) as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Protection for threatened and...

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Facebook
May 13, 2015

A Win for the Reptile Nation!

Facebook - The United States Association of Reptile Keepers has won the preliminary injunction that will lift the current ban on interstate sale and transportation of reticulated pythons and green...

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On the Web
May 7, 2015

International Herpetological Symposium

On the Web - It’s coming up fast!  Make sure you get out to San Antonio, May 27-30, 2015, for this incredible gathering of reptile and amphibian enthusiasts.

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On the Web
May 2, 2015

Rattlesnake Advocates

On the Web - A great article in mainstream media out of Arizona about a group of people working hard to raise public awareness about the need for respect and appreciation of...

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The Reptile Report
Apr 30, 2015

My Retic Saved My Life

The Reptile Report - Editor’s Note: Thank you, Marquendra Mercandante, for this important message. 

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YouTube reptile video
Apr 29, 2015

SBTV: Do Snakes Make Good Pets?

AnimalBytesTV - In this excellent episode of SnakeBytesTV, Brian takes on the recent comment by the United States Humane Society saying they don’t believe anyone should ever have reptiles as...

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Facebook
Apr 28, 2015

Herpetological Conservation International

Facebook - Myke Clarkson introduces a new and exciting conservation group focused on the often neglected and overlooked reptile and amphibian species around the world.  Their aim is not only...

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Facebook
Apr 25, 2015

USARK Lawsuit Update

Facebook - Here’s an update on the current status of the lawsuit against Fish & Wildlife Services filed by the United States Association of Reptile Keepers.

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Urban Jungles Radio
Apr 25, 2015

UJR: RattleFest 2015

Urban Jungles Radio - Listen in as Urban Jungles Radio descends upon Round Rock, Texas for the 2015 Texas Rattlesnake Festival in another groundbreaking episode. They will also sit down for a...

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On the Web
Apr 25, 2015

Here We Go Again

On the Web - The state of Florida is planning a second “Python Challenge” in 2016, opening the Everglades to groups of competing hunters in search of the most and the biggest...

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