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Stop Rhode Island Reptile Ban

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Posted by: EricWI at Tue Jan 31 04:11:38 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EricWI ]  
   

S2033 has been introduced into the Rhode Island General Assembly. It would BAN the ownership of ALL pythons and boas. On January 11, 2012 Senators Tassoni, Lynch, Perry andPinga introduced S2033 into the RI Senate. The bill is poorly written by those who have little understanding of the natural history or captive husbandry of these animals. They are designed to beas broad and restrictive as possible, without any regard for the actual people they affect, nor the welfare of the animals they would displace.

Although there is a moderate occupational risk in working with certain reptiles, historically and statistically there is virtually zero public safety risk. Working withtraditional livestock and pets presents far more risk than working with reptiles. 35 people per year are killed by dogs in the US. The efforts by the Animal Rights Industry to exaggerate risk posedfrom captive reptiles, and sensationalize it through the media is reprehensible and irresponsible. No one outside of the keepers facility has ever been killed by a captive reptile. There has neverbeen death in the last 50 years in the state of RI from a captive reptile.

S2033 has been assigned to the Senate Environmental & Agriculture Committee. Get involved TODAY!

Click here to send a letter opposing S2033: usark.org/campaign.php?id=31

Click here to read S2033: www.usark.org/uploads/RI S2033.pdf


   

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