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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 […]

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U.S. Court of Appeals says “We agree with ARK.”

What an amazing accomplishment for the Reptile Nation! Briefly, the U.S. Court of Appeals determined that, as a matter of law, USARK got it right – the Lacey Act does not prohibit transportation and commerce of species listed as injurious between the continental states. This means the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) can’t restrict […]

Action Alert: Nevada AB238 “Dangerous Wild Animal” ban

UPDATE: This bill died in committee! No further action required. AB238 is not about animal welfare or public safety. It is about advancing a radical agenda and a “look what we did” so animal rights groups can bring millions of more dollars into their fraudulent organizations for payroll, not to help animals. This bill bans the […]

Action Alert: MA S490

UPDATE: Hearing on Tuesday, May 2 at 1:00 PM Massachusetts State House Hearing Room B-1 24 Beacon St. Boston, MA 02133 Massachusetts S490 is an animal rights written and driven bill meant to eliminate the exhibition of animals outside of permanent facilities (such as zoos). While the reported purpose is to end animals in circuses and similar […]

ACTION ALERT: Arlington County, Virginia

ACTION ALERT: Arlington County, Virginia

UPDATE: Proposal amended and second hearing postponed until June 17. Please wait for updates! Quick update: Thanks to the hard work from dedicated local herpers and open ears from the council members, this broadly sweeping and far overreaching proposal has been amended but is still unacceptable with a complete ban on some animals including snakes […]