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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.


   

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