2013 Blog


Happy New Year USARK wishes everyone a happy New Year’s Day and a great start to your 2014. We would like to thank a few people who made it possible for USARK and our fight against overreaching legislation and anti-pet groups to continue in 2013. Ty Park from Ty’s Lizards is a Platinum level member ($1,000/month) of USARK. Ty […]


USARK Takes Action The United States Association of Reptile Keepers filed suit in the U.S. Federal Court against the U.S. Department of the Interior, challenging the Lacey Act listing of four species of constrictor snakes as “injurious.” This is a powerful day for the Reptile Nation, as we fight to protect your rights to pursue your passion […]

TTPG Conference, Phoenix Expo Recap and More

Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group (TTPG) Conference Recap TTPG held an amazing conference last week in Mesa, AZ. Every aspect of the event was top notch from the venue to the speakers. Presenters included: Barry Downer (Tulsa Zoo), Fred Caporaso PhD, Joe Flanagan DVM (Houston Zoo), Carl Franklin (University of Texas at Arlington), Cord Offermann DVM, Paul Vander Schouw, John […]

2 Amazing Stories, 3 Incredible Supporters and More

Win for Herpers As we all know the reptile community and industry is under constant attack by anti-pet and government organizations large and small. As many of you know, I have been struggling with my own problems with local animal control and today I’m proud to say that the longest two months of my life […]

Show updates and herp news

USARK will be attending the Reptile Super Show and the Tracy Reptile Expo this weekend. There will be a benefit auction following the Reptile Super show on Saturday night. Stop by the USARK booth for details. Be sure to attend and support your fellow herpers. A huge thank you to the show promoters (Ramy with […]