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Statement on Reptile Facility Tragedy

Statement on Reptile Facility Tragedy

It is with great sadness we have learned that on Wednesday, October 30th, a woman was found dead at a reptile breeding facility in Oxford, Indiana. The victim was found unconscious with a reticulated python around her neck and shoulders, and efforts at resuscitation were unsuccessful. An autopsy to determine the official cause of death […]

ACTION ALERT: New Cumberland, PA

ACTION ALERT: New Cumberland, PA

UPDATE 11/7/19: Thanks to overwhelming opposition from those appeared to speak, the ordinance was tabled at the November 7 meeting, meaning there was no vote. This is very good but a lot of still needs to be done. Only very minor edits have been done so far, such as allowing one pot-bellied pig. The Council […]

ACTION ALERT: NJ A1923

ACTION ALERT: NJ A1923

New Jersey A1923: Ban on Educational Outreach Programs UPDATE 12/14/18: Passed but with the amendments below (species defined). This is the final language which was passed: www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A2000/1923_R2.PDF UPDATE 10/22/18: Passed Assembly Appropriations Committee. UPDATE: The bill passed out of committee on May 17 with amendments. While this bill is still completely unnecessary and a redundancy […]

ACTION ALERT: Cambridge, Mass.

ACTION ALERT: Cambridge, Mass.

DEADLINE: Sept. 15 at 3:00 PM There are two Action Alerts. The one on this page takes only a couple minutes and is the best option. We also have the quick Action Alert at www.usark.org/campaign/action-alert-cambridge-mass/. Please share and do both alerts. SUMMARY: This proposed ordinance to amend Title 6 of the Cambridge, MA Municipal Code […]

ACTION ALERT: Oregon

ACTION ALERT: Oregon

Be CIVIL and PROFESSIONAL! Full alert below and simple form alert at www.usark.org/campaign/oregon-action-alert. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has proposed some rule changes which will negatively impact both native and exotic animal keepers. The changes may even harm the animals by requiring sterilization of animal species that are rarely, if ever, sterilized. […]