THIS PAGE IS INACTIVE
THIS BILL HAS BEEN PASSED INTO LAW
We will have a new page and information regarding this soon as there is still a fight in WV!
Where: West Virginia State
What: West Virginia House Bill 4393, "Dangerous Wild Animal Act," was introduced on February 3, 2014. Find the bill and more information at www.usark.org/2014-blog/2014-west-virginia-house-bill-4393/. Briefly, this bill would require a permit and would "grandfather" current animals for permit holders, but species listed cannot be bred or replaced. Essentially, these species would disappear from West Virginia and this is far overreaching legislation that could include common pets such as Ball pythons. The proposed list of reptiles to be prohibited includes all constrictor snakes over 6', all venomous snakes, alligators and caiman.
Below you can find a sample letter and easy contact form for the sponsors and committee members. Remember to always be professional and civil when addressing legislators and commenting publicly. Residents should contact other pet owners, herp societies, potentially affected businesses, 4H clubs, etc. to organize and make an impact. This is being pushed by anti-pet groups.
Status: Passed in the House and Senate and sent to Judiciary on 3/3/14.
How you can help: You can fight for your rights (West Virginia residents must be the voices heard but feel free to comment if you have a relevant experience from similar legislation in your state):
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- You should also send a comment to Governor Tomblin at www.governor.wv.gov/Pages/SubmitaCommenttotheGovernor.aspx.
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