follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for TortoiseTown
Mealworms, Crickets, Dubia, More...
Available Now at New York Worms!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Newt . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Boa . . . . . . . . . .  Repticon at Americas Family Pet Expo - Apr. 27-29, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - April 27, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - April 28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Chattanooga - Apr. 28-29, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Apr. 28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Nebraska Herp Society Expo - April 29, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - May 02, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - May 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - May 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon New Orleans - May 05-06, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
Click here for optimumreptile.com
pool banner - $50 year

RE: "Hello...is there anybody out there"*

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Herp Law Center & Forum ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: natsamjosh at Fri Aug 2 07:40:25 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by natsamjosh ]  
   


>>I say, if you love reptiles, keep fighting!

I think you missed my point, or maybe I wasn't articulate enough. That we (American citizens) have to fight to be "allowed" to keep certain types of pets is not the root problem; it's a symptom of a much, much bigger problem. That organizations like HSUS even exist and have the power to control legislation is a symptom as well. Things will not get any better for reptile owners (or anyone who doesn't want to the government to be his/her mommmy and daddy) until more people realize we have to move beyond only fighting for our own personal interest(s). In other words, we need to fight for others' ability to pursue happiness, not just our own. Besides, I simply don't have enough time, energy and/or money to fight the government on all the personal issues where the government is trying to control my life (my kids' education, my firearms, taxes, reptiles, etc., etc.)

The way I look at it is by trying to envision what the Founding Fathers of this country would do if they were around today. It's hard for me to believe that they would spend much time asking corrupt politicians for "permission" to own a certain type of python. Don't get me wrong, I love reptiles as much as anyone; just because I may not agree with your strategy doesn't mean I don't.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


<< Previous Message:  RE: "Hello...is there anybody out there"* - webwheeler, Sun Jul 28 10:40:35 2013