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Lawsuit Update, Responsible Herpetoculture, Shipping and More

Lawsuit Update, Responsible Herpetoculture, Shipping and More

If you are a reptile and amphibian enthusiast who has been spending time under a rock (which actually is not too uncommon if you are a field herper), USARK was successful in quashing the overreach demonstrated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) when taking federal action to unjustly ban the interstate transportation of […]

Expanded Keepers’ and Breeders’ Ethics Discussion

Expanded Keepers’ and Breeders’ Ethics Discussion

Breeder/Seller Know and follow all applicable laws where you live or travel to with animals. State, county, and municipal laws, regulations, and ordinances can be more restrictive than federal laws and regulations. Be sure you know and follow all laws that could impact keeping, selling, and transporting the species you work with. Remain current on […]

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 […]