2019 Blog

Action Alert: West Virginia Reptile Ban

Comment deadline is July 22 at Noon! The West Virginia Dangerous Wild Animal (DWA) Board has released its plan to ban many species of reptiles. We are early in the process but opposition needs to begin now. Please note that is not a state bill (yet) which is why it does not have a bill number. […]

ACTION ALERT: Federal Animal Program Ban

ACTION ALERT: Federal Animal Program Ban

The “Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act” (or TEAPSPA) has now been introduced in the Senate (S. 2121) as well as the House of Representatives (H.R. 2683). These companion bills are broad-sweeping bans on “traveling animal acts” authored by radical animal rights groups. These animal rights extremists have again fed legislators their misinformation […]

ACTION ALERT: Nevada

ACTION ALERT: Nevada

Assembly Bill 479: Dangerous Wild Animal bill UPDATE from 5/18/19: Died in Senate Natural Resources Committee (failed to have hearing and vote by the deadline). This bill is dead. UPDATE: AB479 has passed in the Assembly and must be stopped in the Senate. It has been referred to Senate Committee on Natural Resources. Help stop this bill in […]

ACTION ALERT: Stop rattlesnake gassing in Texas

ACTION ALERT: Stop rattlesnake gassing in Texas

A bill to support! Texas House Bill 3559 would ban the destructive practice of “gassing.” Gassing is the dumping or spraying of toxic chemicals into wildlife burrows and dens to force out wildlife. Often, gassing is used to collect rattlesnakes for roundup events where the snakes are then kicked, killed, and even have their mouths sewn […]

Action Alert: Alabama Rattlesnakes Threatened

Action Alert: Alabama Rattlesnakes Threatened

Senate Bill 64 removes all State protections for rattlesnakes in Alabama. As if snakes were not under enough pressure, now certain cities in Alabama will be allowed to do whatever they want with them, including kill all of them they can find at public events and festivals. “This bill would prohibit the Commissioner of Conservation […]