HSUS: The Hidden Enemy

Illinois Herptiles-Herps Act (as enacted)

IN HB 1332: Dangerous Wild Animal bill

HSUS Investigation 2015

HR2158 Amendment 9.17.14

HR 6342: Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act

HR 996 Summary (Library of Congress)

IN SB 195: 2016

Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2016

Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2016

Lawsuit: Appeal Opinion 2017

Lawsuit: Appellate FWS Opening Brief 12/2/15

Lawsuit: Appeal Amici Reply Brief 2.1.16

Lawsuit Update 4.26.14

Invasive Species Council 2016

Judgment mandate

General Legislative Talking Points

FWS Reply to USARK’s Opposition on their Motion to Dismiss

Federal: HR 2920 Primate Safety Act 2015

Final Constrictor Rule Federal Register 3.10.15

Federal Register Spider Tortoise Listing

ESA: Black pinesnake Press 10.5.15

ESA Spider Tortoise Petition

ESA: Black Pinesnake Listing 10.5.15

Final Constrictor Snake Rule 2015

FWC Wildlife Stakeholder Meetings Announced July 2014

FWS Q&A on USARK Court Ruling

FWS Reply Brief 6.23.14

FWS FOIA Lawsuit Comment Inquiry

FWS FOIA Lawsuit Comment Inquiry

FWS Finalizes Constrictor Rule

FWS Declines Extension Request 3/31/15

FWS Denial to Extend Constrictor Rule Comment Period

Lawsuit: CISP Appeal Brief 12.9.15

Lawsuit: CISP Appeal Brief 12.9.15

Lawsuit: Dkt 64 FWS 6.2.15

Lawsuit: USARK Opposition Brief 6.12.15

Lawsuit: USARK PI Brief 5/19/15

Lawsuit: USARK brief 4/27/15

Lawsuit: USARK Appeal Brief 1.11.16

Lawsuit: Proposed Order Application

Lawsuit: Temporary Restraining Order 4.1.15

Lawsuit: USARK Supplemental Injunction Brief 5.15.15

Lawsuit: USARK’s brief filed on 4/20/15

Maine HP 499, SD 746 2015

Maine Rule Changes 2016

Maine Exotic Animal Law

Maine Proposed Rule Changes 2016

Maine 2016: Proposed Rule Changes

MA: Cambridge pet sales ban

Maine 2016 Wildlife Rule Changes

Lawsuit: Press Release Preliminary Injunction 5/12/15

Lawsuit: Preliminary Injunction 4.1.15

Lawsuit: FWS exhibits filed on 4/20/15

Lawsuit: FWS Notice of PI Appeal Dkt 71

WV DWA Species List

Lawsuit: FWS Appeal Reply Brief 2.1.16

Lawsuit: Docket 68 HSUS CBD Intervention Granted 7.6.15

Lawsuit: FWS 2nd Denial of Extension 4.3.15

Lawsuit: FWS PI Brief 5/19/15

Lawsuit: FWS PI Fact Sheet 6.2.15

Lawsuit: Intervenor Order 3.23.16

Lawsuit: Intervenor Order 3.23.16

Lawsuit: PI Final Ruling 5.19.15

Lawsuit: HSUS CBD Appeal Brief 1 12.9.15

Lawsuit: HSUS CBD Appeal Brief 1 12.9.15

Lawsuit: FWS Supplemental Injunction Brief 5.15.15

Lawsuit: FWS Statement 8.24.15

Lawsuit: FWS supplemental brief filed 4/21/15

ESA listed species

ESA Flat-tailed Tortoise Petition

2017 MA S490: Animal “Performance” Ban

2017 Maine SP 91

2017 Maine SP 91

2017 IN HB 1550

2017 H.R.2603

2017 Federal Register:

2017 FL SB230/HB587

2017 Nevada AB238

2017 NM SB81

2017 NM SB81

2017: Waynesboro, PA exotic animal ban and pet limit

3.16.15 Constrictor Rule Extension Request

2017: Clute, TX draft ordinance May

2017: CA turtle import ban proposal

2017 Public Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act

2017 TX HB2274 and SB1879

2017 Arlington County, VA exotic animal ban

2015: Washoe County, NV: Animal Welfare Permit

2013 USARK Financials Breakdown

2013 USARK Financials Summary

2/3/17 Washoe County, NV

Ohio SB310-related: Wilkins, et al v. David Daniels



2014 Agenda FWS Injurious Listing Revision

2014 FWS Proposed Import/Export Change

2015 WV SB 247

2015: Washoe County Commercial Breeder Permit

2015 WV SB 222

2015 CT Review of Endangered Species

2014 Motion to Dismiss by USFWS

2015 990 Taxes

3.23.15 Amended Lawsuit

3.23.15 Lawsuit Motion for Leave

Constrictor Rule Letter 2

Constrictor Rule Letters

Constrictor Rule Finalization Q & A 2015

Constrictor Rule Comment Reopening Federal Register 6.24.14

Clark County, NV: Title 10 proposed changes 2015


Constrictor Rule: Fall 2014 Agenda Announcement

Constrictor Snakes as Injurious Wildlife: What It Means for Snake Owners

Egyptian Tortoise ESA Listing: 4/10/15

ESA Black Pinesnake Listing 10.6.15

Egyptian Tortoise ESA comment

Dunedin, FL Testimony

Dunedin, FL 12/4/14 City Agenda

Dunedin, FL Proposed Ordinance 12/4/14

Clark County Letter 1

Clark County Sample Letter

Clark County Public Notice

Black Pine Snake Comment Period 3.11.15

Black Pine Snake ESA Comment 2014

Beaver, PA Alert

ALC DWA Resolution

6.23.14: Reopening of Constrictor Rule Comment Period

6.23.14: USFWS Reopens Constrictor Rule Comment

Black Pine Snakes Comment Re-opening 2015

CatEx letter

Clark County Letter to Businesses

Clark County Proposed Ordinance

Clark County Alert Flyer 10.6.15

Clark County Alert Flyer 10.6.15

Clark County Alert 10.6.15 CLICK ICON

Clark County Alert 10.6.15 CLICK ICON

CBD FOIA request: Deadline 12/16/16


Maine: Exotic Animal Law

Lawsuit: FWS brief 4/27/15

Reptile Acquisition Templates
Buyer Template 2

Reptile Acquisition Templates

Reopening of Cat Ex Comment period

USARK 2012 Financials 990

Salamander Rule Comment 2016

Salamander Rule Comment 2016

Salamander Injurious Listing: 2016

Salamander Injurious Listing: Federal Register 1.13.16

USARK 2013 Financials IRS


USARK 2014 Financials 990

USARK Declarations

Proposed Exotic Animal Ban in Nixa, MO Aug. 2014

Public Hearing Protocol: WI

Pyxis Tortoise ESA Comment

Sample Pyxis Tortoise Comment

State: CO Proposed Rule Change 2016

USARK 2008 Financials 990

Turtle Regulation Rule Change: 2015

USARK 2009 Financials 990

USARK 2010 Financials 990

USARK 2011 Financials 990

S. 1153: The Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act

S. 1153: Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act

State: CO Proposed Rule Change 2016 b

USARK Ashe Letter 2013

South Carolina H 3985

SnakeDays Student Research Grant 2015

Summary House Omnibus Amendment SB 310

USARK Extension to Comment Consrictor Request 6.26.14

USARK Flyer 2014

WI 2015: AB 333 Dangerous Wild Animal Act 9.10.15

WI DWA Bill 2015

NHC: National Herpetological Congress announces new President

NMFS Orange Clownfish and Damselfish ESA

NOAA 20 Species of Coral Threatened


Comment on Proposed Rule 61-30

WV Comment on Proposed Rule 61-30 (1)

Nevada Exotic Bill 2013



WV DWA Press Release: 10/9/14

WV USFWS_findings_4_constrictors

WV Comment on Proposed Rule 61-30 (3)

NC H554 DWA Act 2015

WV Injurious_Species_comment

WV Comment on Proposed Rule 61-30 (2)

NV AB 361: 2015

NV: Clark County Animal Ordinance Title 10 Changes 8.17.15

USARK Promo Flyer

USARK Promotional Flyer

USARK Oppositon to Dismiss

USARK Membership Form

USARK Lawsuit: Preliminary Injunction Ruling

USARK Response to FWS Motion to Dismiss 6.11.14

Ohio HB 396

West Virginia Proposed Dangerous Wild Animal List 7.2.14

NV: Clark County Title 10 Agenda for 8.22.15
Clark County Title 10 Agenda for 8.22.15

NV: Clark County Title 10 Agenda for 8.22.15

West Virginia Proposed Banned Animals List 6.11.14

Washoe County, NV 2016 September

Washoe County, NV 2016 September

USARK’s 2014 Constrictor Rule Comment

Buyer Agreement

Sample Responsible Buyer Agreement

Burmese Pythons in South Florida: 24 Documents

A Review of: Dorcas et al. 2012. Severe Mammal Declines Coincide with Proliferation of Invasive Burmese Pythons in Everglades National Park. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science


Burmese Python, Climate, Rodda et al

Burmese Pythons S. Fl., U of Fl.

Burmese Pythons; Climate, Rodda & Reed, 2008

Chicago Herp Society, Barker

Claims of Potential Expansion Throughout the US by Invasive Python Species Contradicted by Niche Models, Pyron et al

Climate Data Set Used by Rodda & Reed USGS

Critique of Mischaracterization of Climate Data by Gordon Rodda & Robert Reed, Barker & Barker 2010

Distribution Burmese Pythons, Barker

ENP Cold Python Study, Mazzotti et al, 2010

Florida Invaders, NPS & FWC, 2008

Genetics of Florida Burmese Pythons, Collins, Freeman & Snow

HB 352, Phillips, 2011

On Burmese Pythons in the Everglades, Barker & Barker, 2009

On Burmese Pythons/ Executive Summary, Barker & Barker, 2009

Reinterpretation of Climate Data, Barker & Barker 2010

Review of USGS Report on Giant Constrictors, Barker & Barker, 2010



SREL Cold Study, Dorcas et al. 2010

USDA Python/Cold Study, Avery et al, 2010

USDA Snake Trap 8/7/13

USGS Map, Rodda & Reed

USGS Risk Assessment for 9 Large Constricting Snakes, Rodda & Reed, 2009

Will They Come In Out of the Cold?, Barker & Barker, 2008

US Senate: 10 Documents

Amendment, Cardin, 2009

Independent Scientists Letter to Senate EPW RE S373, Jacobson & DeNardo et al, 2009


Kill-S373 Sample Letter

Petition Against S373

Petition Against S373 (printable version)

PIJAC Review of USGS Report on 9 Giant Contrictors, Reasor, 2009

S373 CBO Score

S373, Nelson, 2009

Senator Nelson to Senate EPW Committee, 2009

US Chamber of Commerce Opposition to S373

US Dept of Interior Letter Supporting S373, Salazar, 2009

Federal: 7 Documents

Americans Should NOT Be Forced under Lacey Act to Follow Foreign Laws in America

Cat-X meeting update

Categorical Exclusion Letter 7/24/13

Categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 7/1/13

H.R. 996 Analysis 2013

HR 2158 Injurious Snake Export Bill (5/2013)

Opening Statement of Chairman Doc Hastings

Reptile Statistics: 4 Documents

Animal Related Fatalities, Langley & Hunter

Are Animals Occupational Hazards, US BLS

Chicago Herp Society

Chicago Herp Society, McKenzie

NSCodds of dying

Odds of Dying, National Saftey Council

USARK: 9 Documents

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies State of the Union

Model State Legislation, 2010

Summary of USARK S373 CBO Report, 2009

USARK 2009 Financial Statement, Tregembo & Fontes, 2010

USARK 2010 1st Quarter Report, Tregembo & Fontes, 2010

USARK 2010 2nd Quarter Report, Tregembo & Fontes, 2010

USARK 2010 3rd Quarter Report, Tregembo & Fontes, 2010

USARK 2010 Financial Report, Fontes & Tregembo, 2011

USARK 2011 Financial Report, Tregembo & Fontes 2012

Suspicious Incidents: 5 Documents

king cobra

Authorities Skeptical of King Cobra loose in NC

API Cobras

Born Free USA/ API Suspected of Cobra Release in NC

API Cobras NC

Possible Cobra Release by API in NC

Kimg Cobra NC

Suspicious King Cobra in NC

Suspicious Python Release in Tampa, USARK Press Release, 2009

State: 31 Documents

AZ HB 2375, Campbell, 2010

CA AB 339 (2013)

CA AB339 Reptile Show Amendment 2013

California Business and Professions Code exerpt (AB 339: 2013)

Connecticut Regulatory Proposal, 2010

Connecticut Rule Making, 2011

DAL Sponsor Letter, Balderson, 2012

FL S318, Sobel, 2009

FL S572, Constantine, 2010

H4218, Representative Kirsh, 2009

HB 1242, Peace, 2012

House Bill 5832 1/13

INs280, Arnold, 2010

LA County Regulatory Proposal, 2010

LA County Testimony, Roscher, 2010

LA- HB1354, Hill, 2010

Nevada AB 246 “Swap Meet Ban”

New York AB 2859 1/13

NYa7935, Clark, 2010

Ohio Agriculture Committee Agenda for DAL, 2012

Ohio Draft Executive Order, HSUS, OFB & Strickland

RIs2027, Tassoni, 2010

S2033, Tassoni et al, 2012

SB 310 Impact Summary

SB 477, Lucas, 2012

SB310 as passed by Senate, Balderson, 2011

SB310 Dangerous Wild Animal Legislation as Introduced, Balderson, 2011

SB3264, Steans, 2012

Senate Bill 477

Testimony On Non-native Frogs & Turtles CA FGC, 2010

West Virginia House Bill 2209 (2/13/14)

Animal Rights: 6 Documents

API Farming

Born Free USA/ API Livestock Farming

Born Free USA/ API Model Legislation to Ban Reptiles, Nicole Paquette

Defenders of Wildlife, Broken Screens, Jenkins

HSUS State Lobbying Guide

National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species

Letter endorsing Injurious Wildlife Listing for Boa, Python & Eunectes, Jenkins

Politics of AR & Environmental Movement at the State Level, Hansen & Branam

USFWS Rule Change: 11 Documents

Business Case Study OMB, Brant, 2010

Economic OMB Testimony, 2010

Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rule Change, USFWS, 2010

Press Release Proposed Rule Change, USFWS, 2010

Scientific OMB Testimony, DeNardo, 2010

Snake Letter to Obama, HSUS, TNC, DOW et al, 2011

USARK Addendum to Public Comment on Rule Change, Collis, 2010

USARK Comment on USFWS Proposed Rule, Willens, 2010

USARK Information Quality Act Challenge, McDonald et al, 2010

USARK IQA APPEAL, MacDonald, Willens, 2010

USARK Response to USFWS Initial Regulatory Flexability Analysis, Collins, Fenili & Wyatt, 2010

Various Information: 10 Documents

Delisting a Species as Endangered

Endangered Species Act Basics

FWS announces hiring freeze 3/11/13

Injurious Wildlife Fact Sheet

Listing a Species as Threatened or Endangered

Modern U.S. Reptile Industry (Economic Study 2011)

Permits for Native Species

Rebuttal to GES report criticisms

Reptile Times Interview with USARK President, Phil Goss

USARK 2012 Financial Report, Tregembo & Fontes 2013

US House of Representatives: 12 Documents

HR2811 CBO Score

HR2811, Meek, 2009


Independent Scientists Letter to House Judiciary Committee RE HR2811

NO on HR669

Sample Letter HR669

Take Action HR669

Stop HR669 in Subcommitte 4/4/09

USARK Letter To Del. Madeleline Bordallo May 20, 2009


USARK Position on Passage of HR669

USARK Proposed Amendment of HR2811, 2009

USARK Testimoney on HR2811, 2009

USARK Testimony on HR669

Industry Articles: 1 Document

NARBC Arlington article 2/2013

USARK Promotional Materials: 2 Documents

Petition Against USFWS Proposed Rule Change 2010

USARK Accomplishments in 2009 2010