2017 Blog

MS HB591: Venomous snake ban

MS HB591: Venomous snake ban

EXPIRED Remember to be professional and civil at all times! EXPIRED   HB591 Died in Committee on January 30th! Mississippi House Bill 591 (HB591) is a duplicate of last year’s HB1, and HB23 in 2016. HB591 seeks to add “all poisonous or venomous species” of snakes to the state list of “inherently dangerous wild animals.” […]

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: Bill passed Committee and needs a vote on the House floor. 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 Enacted in 1973, ESA is now outdated and extremely flawed.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 species through […]

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 […]