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U.S. Court of Appeals says “We agree with ARK.”

What an amazing accomplishment for the Reptile Nation! Briefly, the U.S. Court of Appeals determined that, as a matter of law, USARK got it right – the Lacey Act does not prohibit transportation and commerce of species listed as injurious between the continental states. This means the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) can’t restrict […]

Action Alert: Nevada AB238 “Dangerous Wild Animal” ban

Hearing is Thursday, March 23 at 1:30 PM Room 3138 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV Take just 3 or 4 minutes to voice your opposition! AB238 is not about animal welfare or public safety. It is about advancing a radical agenda and a “look what we did” so animal rights […]

Action Alert: MA S490

Massachusetts S490 is an animal rights written and driven bill meant to eliminate the exhibition of animals outside of permanent facilities (such as zoos). While the reported purpose is to end animals in circuses and similar events, the language of the bill could be interpreted to affect educational outreach and similar programs. This is a simple case […]

ACTION ALERT: Arlington County, Virginia

ACTION ALERT: Arlington County, Virginia

UPDATE: Proposal amended and second hearing postponed until June 17. Please wait for updates! Quick update: Thanks to the hard work from dedicated local herpers and open ears from the council members, this broadly sweeping and far overreaching proposal has been amended but is still unacceptable with a complete ban on some animals including snakes […]

2017 IN HB 1550

Positive legislation! Indiana HB 1550 would allow species listed under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) to be kept if domestically bred. ESA-listed species are already regulated at the national level by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but Indiana has a much more restrictive law that makes it illegal to own these species. Banning the […]