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RE: another nail

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Posted by: royerreptiles at Sun Sep 18 17:57:59 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by royerreptiles ]  
   

>>I wonder what sort of ripple effect this will have. Unfortunately this synopsis doesn't differentiate between importers, breeders and individual owners. It only states 'pet trade' with few qualifications. Does anyone have access to the actual text of the study?
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>>Invasive Amphibians, Reptiles in Florida Outnumber World, Study Finds
>> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110915131604.htm

The Pet Trade is how the other side looks at it. To them it doesn't matter if it's an importer's fault, a breeders fault, or an owner's fault. The fact that there is a pet trade at all is the problem. They don't care if Hurricane Andrew destroyed a building and freed Burmese Pythons instead of people letting individuals go. If people weren't buying them for pets, the importer wouldn't have them there in the first place.

The powers that be could have fixed this problem years ago by no longer using Miami as a port of entry for exotic animals. If they were really worried about introducing species into the everglades, they would have moved the port much farther North where winters are harsh. Escaped animals and plants would have a much lower survival rate. There's no way they'd let that happen, though. Florida would lose money by doing this, and we know that can't happen!
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