The Reptile Report - Wayne Pacelle, CEO and president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) blogged, lambasting Andrew Wyatt and U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland (R-FL) for opposing U.S. Rep....
HSUS Pushes To Add Boas & Reticulated Pythons To Lacey Act
The Reptile Report - The Herp Alliance has been informed through reliable sources that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is petitioning President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to finalize the ‘Constrictor Rule’ that was partially enacted in January 2012. HSUS seeks to finalize the ‘Constrictor Rule’ by adding Boa constrictor, reticulated python, DeSchauensee’s anaconda, green anaconda and Beni anaconda to the Injurious Wildlife list of the Lacey Act. If these species are added to the Injurious list they will go the way of the Burmese python; import and interstate transport will be criminalized. Tens of thousands of herpetoculturists could potentially become Lacey Act felons facing high monetary fines and prison time for transporting them across state lines.
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