Stop the Python Ban!

Please take a mere 30 seconds to send an e-mail to your local Senators and tell them to NOT support S373 – the illusive “Python Ban”. It goes farther than just affecting so-called “harmful” snakes. The United States Association of Reptile Keepers states:

Please oppose S373 aka ‘The Python Ban’. It would by pass the accepted USFWS process for amending the Lacey Act and legislatively add 9 species of boas and pythons to the Injurious Wildlife list. If passed as written it would threaten a viable US industry producing high quality captive bred reptiles for hobbyists, research, zoos, TV & film, museums and fashion industry. The USGS report being used as justification for these draconian measures has been characterized by independent scientists as “unscientific” and “not suitable as the basis for legislative or regulatory policies”. Three¬†independent¬†studies have been published in 2010 that contradict the USGS report. I appreciate the difficulties Burmese Pythons may pose to South Florida, but it is a problem that is endemic only to South Florida and should be dealt with at the state level.

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Please read more at USARK and take a few moments to tell your Senators you are opposed to S373.