Reptile Defense Fund

 

USARK is the pre-eminent voice of the herp community in Washington D.C. and nationwide. We are asking everyone to contribute as anti-herp legislation will affect our entire community. Anti-pet groups (AKA animal rights) are exactly that. They are not “anti-big snake groups.” They are fighting to remove all reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates (as well as ALL pets) from our lives and the pet community, actually everyone working with or keeping animals for any reason, should be concerned. As an established trade organization, USARK is the best advocacy and representation for this battle. In D.C., we are represented by Kelley Drye, the foremost animal-related law firm in the country.

The Reptile Nation may be misunderstood, but we are changing this. We will not back down to animal rights groups seeking to remove our freedoms as Americans and responsible animal owners.

Actions speak louder than words and USARK is committed to this fight. We greatly appreciate your support of the herp community. Donate below. View the Donor Wall page HERE.

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USARK Reptile Defense Fund
3650 Sacramento Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Additional Donors

$250.00 Donation by Forrest Fanning

On August 12, 2017

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$20.00 Donation by Luis Guevara

On July 28, 2017

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Donation by Brad & Susan Witte

On July 14, 2017

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Donation by Ella Salamat

On June 15, 2017

My condolences to the Renick family. May God put His arms around you all and bring justice and peace to you.

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Donation by Gregg Feaster

On June 15, 2017

Thank you for all that you do!

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Donation by The Rev. Heather McCain

On June 13, 2017

At New Horizons United Methodist Church, we are praying for Ben's family in their time of grief. We trust the Holy Spirit of God will comfort the whole family. Please let me know whether there is any way I or the church may help or be of service at this time.

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$100.00

On June 12, 2017

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Donation by Zack Whalen

On June 12, 2017

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$60.00 Donation by Mark Kennedy

On May 18, 2017

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$50.00 Donation by Kylie Rakes Koskan

On May 9, 2017

Gargoyle Queen Reptiles: 100% of raffle funds raised at the Wasatch Reptile Expo, May 6-7, 2017.

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Donation by Dan Vermilya

On April 30, 2017

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$60.00 Donation by Hunter Armstead

On April 20, 2017

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$10.00 Donation by Christopher Marks

On April 14, 2017

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$450 West Virginia Reptile Expo

On April 11, 2017

Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication. Great win on the Lacey Act! You've made it one step easier for small business and herpers alike to thrive!


$100.00 Donation by Daniel Shahan

On April 10, 2017

Great Job!

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$60.00 Donation by Dawn Osselmann

On April 8, 2017

Thank you for your work on the salamander ban.

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$10.00 Donation by Caleb Tormanen

On March 30, 2017

I am involved in the reticulated python hobby/business with a company called Slither Inc. out of Durham, NC. Reptiles are a lifelong passion of mine and I hope to see it continue.

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$2.00 Donation by Scott Staudt

On March 15, 2017

Keep up the fight you don't lose in till you stop fighting

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$100.00 Donation by David Saperstein

On February 26, 2017

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$20.00 Donation by Samantha DeMarco

On February 19, 2017

Keep our reptiles SAFE and remove them off the Lacey Act. I'm sorry it's not much.. But I will continue to donate if I have extra money to give, we need you to help our reptiles stay safe.

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$60.00 Donation by Sam Fisher

On February 4, 2017

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$10.00 Donation by Alicia Holmes

On January 22, 2017

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$100.00 Donation by Andres Cuichan

On January 16, 2017

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$ Donation by Carole Shrader

On January 6, 2017

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$250.00 Donation by Byron Sanford

On December 31, 2016

Keep defending our rights to keep reptiles

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$250.00 Donation by Byron Sanford

On December 31, 2016

Keep up the good fight


$$50.00 Donation by Maddie Sikora

On December 30, 2016

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$ Donation by Phillip Terry

On December 16, 2016


$80.00 Donation by Carlos Medina

On November 13, 2016

Finally have some cash to cough up!

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$450.00 Donation by Justin MHR Greenbeck

On November 11, 2016

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On November 9, 2016

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$425.00 Donation by Aimee Kenoyer

On November 2, 2016

this is from an auction held at the NW Carpet Fest! thank you to all that donated items or money.

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$305.00 Donation by Laura Berry

On October 26, 2016

Auction items from GA Reptile Experience Auction

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Hidden Amount Anonymous Donation

On September 26, 2016

In memory of Howard

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$10.00 Donation by ED VELARDO

On September 3, 2016

I wish I can do more to help. Thank you for all your hard work, the way this world is growing and becoming more populated more and more of these animals natural habitat is disappearing and soon the safest place these animals will have to live is in our homes...I have 27 adult ball pythons in my home that I take care of and their are thousands more people just in the US alone doing the same thing and its become a great network of people who love and care for all types of animals. Keep up the good work and Thank you

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$60.00 Donation by ED VELARDO

On September 3, 2016

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Anonymous Donation

$340.00

On September 1, 2016

Donated by Mark Scarinzi

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$100.00 Donation by Will Taffet

On August 25, 2016

Keep the fight going!


$10.00 Donation by Colin Sira

On August 20, 2016

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Donation by Michael Frenier

On August 16, 2016

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Donation by Shayla Day

On August 14, 2016

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$227.00 Donation by Noelle Richter

On August 10, 2016

Donating on behalf of the St. Louis Reptile Show. Thanks to Zilla for the great prize donations, as well as all private donors!

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$100.00 Donation by Carlos Medina

On July 10, 2016

USARK!

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$100.00 Donation by Jean Sagar

On June 30, 2016

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$$26.25 Donation by Patrick McMahon

On June 10, 2016

Keep up the great work! I'm doing an advocacy project for school, and I chose you guys and CORHS as my Organizations. I call myself a "Reptile Enthusiast" even though I only have a Northern Blue Tongue Skink and have never been bitten by a snake. Even though that, for now I won't be planning on getting any Retics, or Burms, I would love to in the future. Reptiles are animals and deserve all the same protections as other animals. I think the work you are doing is SO IMPORTANT, and will support you on your journey. I know it's not a whole lot, but it's all I can give right now! Great job guys!

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Anonymous Donation

$$3.00

On May 28, 2016

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$900.00 Donation by Charlie Pasket

On May 6, 2016

From Tri-State Reptile Expo and all of its great vendors. We hope to raise much more at the next show.

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$285.00 Donation by Bernetta Shinkle

On April 27, 2016

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$20.00 Donation by Gage Herman

On April 22, 2016

Keep up the good work guys.

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$50.00 Donation by Aubrey Pruitt

On April 21, 2016

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Hidden Amount Anonymous Donation

On April 21, 2016

keep up the good work!

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$20.00 Donation by Joseph Williams

On April 19, 2016


$60.00 Donation by Carol McCarthy

On April 16, 2016

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$25.00 Donation by Aspen Mahan

On April 8, 2016

You guys have done an awesome job! sorry its not a whole lot. just what I have now. hope it helps!


$100.00 Donation by Beanie Villermin

On April 8, 2016

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$100.00 Donation by Carlos Medina

On April 8, 2016

Need to give to the cause!

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On April 6, 2016

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$50.00 Donation by John DiMeglio

On April 2, 2016

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$10.00 Donation by Jermaine Edwards

On April 1, 2016

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$100.00 Donation by Robert Euvino

On March 31, 2016

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$60.00 Donation by Weston Jakobitz

On March 30, 2016

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$100.00 Donation by Keith Stambaugh

On March 30, 2016

TITAN RETICS appreciates your time and effort

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$20.00 Donation by Scott Hollabaugh

On March 30, 2016

SUPPORT !!!!!

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$10.00 Donation by Michael Frenier

On March 29, 2016

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$50.00 Donation by Prehistoric Pets Jay Brewer

On March 11, 2016

William J. Krane Donation While Visiting Prehistoric Pets from New York


$10.00 Donation by Tayler Kelley

On March 11, 2016

Save our animals they deserve to be shared with the world

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$300.00 Donation by Lesley Marshall

On March 11, 2016

Thank you for all of your help here in Norman!

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Anonymous Donation

$20.00

On March 7, 2016

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$10.00 Donation by Marquendra Mercandante

On March 5, 2016

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$60.00 Donation by Ronnie Robbins

On March 5, 2016

Tails2scales pet shop is donating this on behalf of its customers.

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$50.00 Donation by Sandra Moore-Furneaux

On February 28, 2016

Thank you for your support of our fight in Norman, Oklahoma!!!

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$500 John Crickmer

On February 19, 2016

Donation at NARBC Arlington (February 2016).

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$20.00 Donation by Matthew Henderson

On February 12, 2016

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$5.00 Donation by Chris Siderius

On January 31, 2016

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$100.00 Donation by Carlos Medina

On January 31, 2016

Keep up the good fight!

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Anonymous Donation

$25.00

On January 30, 2016

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$$75.00 Donation by Lesley Marshall

On January 25, 2016

Thank you for everything!

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$65.00 Donation by Jessica Scarcella

On January 24, 2016

RAACA 2016 - Auction #79 Thank you!


$800.00 Donation by Thomas Cobb

On January 24, 2016

RAACA Auction 2016. Auction #52 Payment. Hypo Het Sterling. Thanks for all you do. Thanks to Jordan and the RAACA team, and to the community for all the donations, as well as bids.

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$60.00 Donation by Jake Bonse

On January 24, 2016

For Colorado reptile company fundraiser

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$10.00 Donation by George Paul

On January 24, 2016

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$ Donation by Justin & Kristen Orbach

On January 22, 2016


$100.00 Donation by Yvon Guy

On January 21, 2016

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$20.00 Donation by Mark Andrews

On January 12, 2016

Save our newt, salamanders and reptiles

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Donation by Jack Olihan

On December 26, 2015

Congratulation Alex Warner!!!

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$700.00 Donation by Angel Huang

On December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas! thank you for fighting for our rights ♡

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Donation by Show me snakes .

On December 12, 2015

please educate as many people as you can

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$10.00 Donation by Kamala Manring

On December 11, 2015

Please educate yourself and research your intended pet thoroughly before making the decision to adopt ANY animal!!! Make an informed decision and do NOT rely on the ship's employees advice. They are often ignorant of the animal's needs and often I have been given totally wrong advice. And if you are given answers that you know are incorrect, PLEASE politely share correct information you have with shop owners and employees. SAVE MANY LIVES!!!

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$100.00 Donation by Charles Ball

On December 11, 2015

Only WE can protect OUR hobby!

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$100.00 Donation by Carlos Medina

On December 10, 2015

Keep up the good fight!

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Anonymous Donation

$0.90

On December 8, 2015

I'm sorry it's not more. It's all I had left this month.

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Donation by Weston Jakobitz

On November 30, 2015

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$70.00 Donation by Fans of Morelia Python Radio & Hosts Eric and Owen

On November 11, 2015

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$20.00 Donation by Matthew Henderson

On November 11, 2015


$5.00 Donation by Alex Foust

On October 21, 2015

It's reptile awareness day and I wanted to donate to an organization that is actively fighting for our right to keep reptiles!

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Anonymous Donation

$40.00

On October 15, 2015

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$20.00 Donation by Chip Miller

On October 9, 2015

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On October 4, 2015


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Donation by Brittany Kay

On September 9, 2015

Thank you Richard Jennett for donating $40 to my network,as promised a percentage of all my profits go to USARK. Thank you for your wonderful work.

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$1.0 Donation by Bridget Kahn

On September 5, 2015

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