Boa constrictor

Constrictor Ban? My Letter to FWS

In the coming months, the US Fish and Wildlife Service will determine whether or not to include five more species of constrictors to the Lacey Act. This coming week, July 24 to be exact, the open period for public comment will be closing, so I decided submit a comment. If you don’t know what the Lacey Act is, it is, to put it simply, the law that makes it illegal to transport certain animals plants across state lines. This includes moving them from one state to another or importing them from out of the country. There are two main goals of the Lacey Act. The first is to limit or prevent the trade of endangered and rare animals, and the second (which it is more often used for) is to prevent the introduction and spread of “injurious” animals, which it defines as non-native species that would cause personal, economic, or environmental harm to an area should they become established

Keeping Reptiles, Not Even Once

HSUS – Not Your Local Animal Shelter

One of the most misunderstood animal rights organizations is the Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS is also an organization that is very difficult to get a fair and objective assessment of. It is incredibly easy to find a number of websites that oppose the HSUS and attack it vehemently. It is also easy to find a number of websites defending the HSUS and attacking its detractors. Unfortunately, with as unapologetically biased as both sides of the argument are, you have to realize and accept that you won’t get a complete picture of the organization from either side, and there are few who try to examine it without getting swept into one extreme or the other