at Fri Jul 30 18:36:38 2010 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by WALL2WALLREPTILE ]
Here is a link to make your public comment. This proposed rule change attempts to ban the commercial activity such as the sale, interstate transportation and international import or export of nine species of constrictor snakes. It will make ordinary, law abiding citizens into criminals.
If this proposal is to become law...when a person crosses state lines with their pet Boa Constrictor they will have committed a felony.
We need to oppose this potentially damaging Rule Change. Please submit your public opinion in opposition of the USFWS Rule Change.
If enacted this Rule Change will have negative consequences on Conservation, Education, Ecology, and the Economy.
In an already ailing economy, countless jobs will be lost or negatively affected. Veterinary Clinics, Pet Stores, Caging and Cage Accessory Manufacturing Companies, Shipping Companies, Animal Bedding Suppliers, Animal Feed Manufacturing Companies, Private Businesses and many other segments of the economic fabric will be negatively impacted.
This proposed rule change will negate the importance of captive breeding efforts in the countries to which these species of snakes are native.
Captive Breeding is crucial to conservation. Conservation through commercialization is effective.
This law seeks to not only diminish the efforts of those who breed animals in captivity....it seeks to erase it completely as well as make it a crime.
When the general public has access to safe, hands-on interaction or ownership of species, such as these constrictor snakes, it fuels their curiosity. This curiosity fuels their thirst for knowledge. The knowledge helps to further mainstream conservation efforts.
If we allow legislation to remove or restrict human interaction with these species....the general public will tend to forget or overlook the importance of conserving these animals. As they say, "Out of sight...out of mind".
Please make your public comment before Aug 2, 2010. A short deadline...but an important one.
Anyone who is reading this email, please feel encouraged to forward this message to as many people as possible.
Protect the rights you currently have. Make your voice heard. Help defeat this restrictive legislation.
If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact me at the numbers provided below.
To submit your comment, simply click on the www.Kill-RuleChange.com link.
Then locate the Grey Colored Link on web page titled: CLICK HERE TO GO TO GOVERNMENT PORTAL.
Enter your information and your public comment. Click submit.
If your comment is longer than the field permits...you may attach your public comment as a document.
The Public Comment process is quick and simple. Please oppose the Rule Change today.
Harlin Wall - WALL TO WALL REPTILES!
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