2017 Blog

Benjamin “Ben” Blue-Brich Renick

Benjamin “Ben” Blue-Brich Renick

August 4, 1987 ~ June 8, 2017 Obituary via www.myersfuneralhome.biz/notices/BenjaminBen-Renick. Donations may be made below. Blue-Brich “Ben” Renick, 29, of New Florence, Missouri, tragically lost his life on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his place of business in New Florence, leaving behind his wife, Lynlee and two children, Matty and Emma. A Celebration of Life […]

Action Alert: H.R.2603

Action Alert: H.R.2603

H.R.2603: “Saving America’s Endangered Species Act” UPDATE: Hearing before House Committee on Natural Resources Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM Like many aspects of our world today, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) must evolve and see change. Enacted in 1973, ESA is now outdated and extremely flawed. While well-intended in 1973, the regulation of nonnative […]

Lawsuit Update, Responsible Herpetoculture, Shipping and More

Lawsuit Update, Responsible Herpetoculture, Shipping and More

If you are a reptile and amphibian enthusiast who has been spending time under a rock (which actually is not too uncommon if you are a field herper), USARK was successful in quashing the overreach demonstrated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) when taking federal action to unjustly ban the interstate transportation of […]

Expanded Keepers’ and Breeders’ Ethics Discussion

Expanded Keepers’ and Breeders’ Ethics Discussion

Breeder/Seller Know and follow all applicable laws where you live or travel to with animals. State, county, and municipal laws, regulations, and ordinances can be more restrictive than federal laws and regulations. Be sure you know and follow all laws that could impact keeping, selling, and transporting the species you work with. Remain current on […]

More on the Lawsuit

More on the Lawsuit

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) interpretation that injurious listings under the Lacey Act, one of the nation’s oldest conservation laws, banned interstate commerce was tossed out by a federal court, in a ruling made on April 7th, 2017. In a case brought by us, the United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK), the United […]