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NO on HB3264

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Posted by: EricWI at Mon Feb 6 21:50:24 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EricWI ]  
   

No on SB3264/ Illinois Reptile Ban

As posted in the last USARK alert, Illinois has introduced SB3264 Dangerous Animal Legislation which erroneously lists dozens of reptiles. It lists harmless ball pythons and Boas as dangerous; calling for a defacto ban on all of Boa, Python and Eunectes. Ironically, this is continued fallout from the incident in Zanesville Ohio that didn't even have any reptiles involved. The Humane Society of the United States is continuing their propaganda campaign and scare tactics state to state in order to stop as much animal ownership as possible. They have a long standing policy position against reptiles in captivity. It is common knowledge that captive reptiles are responsible for less than one death per year nationwide; while dogs account for 25-35 deaths every year. By no objective measure can reptiles be view as dangerous in the context of traditional pets and livestock that result in dozens of deaths per year.

Please help USARK educate the Illinois Senate Assignments Committee as to some of the facts about reptiles and the people it would hurt in this state. Take action now! Send a letter to the Illinois Senate!!

Click here to send a letter to Senator Steans and the Senate Assignments Committee: usark.org/​campaign.php?id=33


   

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