The Reptile Report - WEST Virginia has proposed a Dangerous Animals bill. Delegate Manypenny introduced HB 2209 on February 13, 2013 and was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources. Multiple mammals...
Herp Alliance- Best Management Practices, Legislative Pitfalls & Strategic Landmines
The Reptile Report - -Recently the issue of Best Management Practices (BMPs), or defined standards of care for reptiles has been hotly debated within the reptile community. Although defined BMPs as suggestions for voluntary compliance by an organization are not, in themselves, a negative idea, the inclusion of BMPs into statute can make them a bar, or a very onerous hurdle, to working with certain animals. In order to understand the ramifications of BMPs, you must first understand legislative schemes.
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