2014 Blog

West Virginia DWA

WV Dangerous Wild Animals Act Deadline August 1 at NoonUpdated Often Update 7/28/14: Thanks to grassroots efforts in WV, hundreds of residents have already contacted officials and made an impact. Now is the time for another push of comments. The deadline is August 1 at noon. The fight continues… West Virginia residents may do all Action Alerts […]

HSUS wants Americans to Lie to the U.S. Government

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is doing very little to help dogs and cats, although their misleading advertising would have you believe otherwise. Instead, they have been busy spreading propaganda and HSUS President Wayne Pacelle is even asking HSUS followers to join in and lie to the U.S. Government by sending their […]

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CALL FOR SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION As USARK announced, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has reopened the comment period on its proposal to list as “injurious” under the Lacey Act five of the species of constrictor snakes that were not included in the 2012 listing of the Burmese python and others. Specifically, these species are: […]

Pyxis Tortoises

Pyxis Tortoises

Potential ESA Listing of the Spider and Flat-tailed Tortoises The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has made a 90-Day Finding that the listing of the Spider tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides) and the Flat-tailed tortoise (Pyxis planicauda) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act may be warranted. This includes all subspecies. If you have […]

Constrictor Rule

Constrictor Rule

View USARK’s Constrictor Rule comment at www.usark.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/USARKs_July_2014_Comments_on_Snake_Listing_Proposal_v4-Final.pdf.   Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Q. What is this?A. This is known as the ‘Constrictor Rule.’ This rule has previously listed species of constrictor snakes as injurious under the Lacey Act. That makes interstate transportation/commerce and importation illegal.Q. Is this same as the Burmese python listing?A. There were 9 species originally proposed. Four species […]