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Re: proposed law in Pennsylvania!!!!!

Posted by Todd Quinn on 2/20/08
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    On 2/06/08, Nascent Systems wrote:
    > Well a lot of People attended the meeting, the ruling was
    > not Passed!
    >
    > On 1/18/08, Laura wrote:
    >>
    > http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/lib/pgc/pdf/january_agenda_20
    >> 08.pdf (scroll to G 137.1
    >>
    >> WIll make it ILLEGAL to own or sell Nanday Conures in
    >> Pennsylvania! Please write and tell them NO WAY!
    >>
    >> It reads:
    >> G. Amend 58 Pa. Code, §137.1.
    >> Commentary: Currently, §137.1 requires a person importing
    >> lawfully acquired wildlife,
    >> or parts thereof, for menagerie, educational or scientific
    >> purposes to
    >> obtain an importation permit, but does not require an
    >> importation permit
    >> for exotic wildlife dealer or exotic wildlife possession
    >> permit holders. In
    >> an effort to create consistency in the regulations and
    >> increase the
    >> Commission’s capabilities to address wildlife
    >> epidemiological concerns,
    >> the Commission is proposing to amend §137.1 (relating to
    >> importation,
    >> sale and release of certain wildlife) to specifically
    >> require propagation,
    >> exotic wildlife dealer and exotic wildlife possession
    >> permit holders to
    >> acquire an importation permit prior to importing any
    >> wildlife into this
    >> Commonwealth. The Commission is also proposing to amend
    >> §137.1 to
    >> prohibit the importation, possession, sale and release of
    >> all non-human
    >> primates and the Conure-Nanday, sometimes referred to as
    >> the Blackhooded
    >> Parakeet, in response to human health/safety and wildlife
    >> habitat
    >> health purposes.