Lawsuit Update: FWS has filed a notice of appeal to the preliminary injunction granted to USARK. The Government has 14 days to file a docketing statement. USARK will then have 7 days following to file a statement. Then, we will wait for the Court of Appeals to enter an order for a briefing schedule.
At this time, nothing has changed for USARK members who are shipping reticulated pythons and green anacondas. Members with verification letters are still free to ship and transport animals. We are not yet sure if FWS will seek a stay (stoppage) on the preliminary injunction. We will provide updates as they are available.