Re: Alert,,,,HR669.VERY DANGEROUS BILL IS COMING APRIL 23 22
Posted by Lori on 4/14/09
Thankyou Rick, I to have 12 pet birds all rescues and mu husband and I
have purchased and rehomed 29 in the past 5 years, so I am ALL for
some sort of control. This past saturday we were begged to drive a
hour and 1/2 to rescue a male eclectus, they didnt want to feed him
what he needed and he lived in a parakeet cage! People make me sick,
backyard breeders make me sick, greedy people make me sick, and stupid
people just bedazzel me...........
On 4/14/09, Rick wrote:
> I agree with Lori referring to the overabundance of animals born into
> back yard breeders, be it birds, dogs, cats, whatever. This is the
> real problem, next to the uneducated people, buyers and sellers alike
> who acquire many of these animals "on a whim" and have no clue as to
> their true needs and demeanors, other than they are pretty or cool,
> whatever gesture suits their emotional frame of mind at the time of
> acquirement. More likely than not, it is all about greed, and the
> animals, in the end, are the ones who suffer. They become a liability
> to the sellers and are sold to the highest bidder to ready for the
> next batch. So sad. A vicious cycle in the end.
> I have 4 rescue Birds in my possession, due to the fact that people
> could no longer care for them and their overwhelming, everyday needs.
> So many times the thrill has warn off and realization had sent in,
> leaving people shaking their heads and popping more Tylenol than
> needed to deal with these demanding, creatures of the wild, bred into
> captivity, not giving one thought to the LONG lived life expectancies
> and commitment required. Birds have become a "throw away pet" just as
> dogs. I am all for stopping the breeding and selling cycles for the
> welfare of these magnificent creatures, but also, I know I am only
> grasping at straws stating this.
> I have copied the portion of the bill in question, regarding the
> ownership of existing pets, Lori was speaking of.
> (f) Animals Owned Lawfully Prior to Prohibition of Importation- This
> Act and regulations issued under this Act shall not interfere with
> ability of any person to possess an individual animal of any species
> if such individual animal was legally owned by the person before the
> risk assessment is begun pursuant to subsection (e)(3), even if such
> species is later prohibited from being imported under the regulations
> issued under this Act.
> On 4/14/09, Lori wrote:
>> What is the wording in this bill? That's what needs to be focused
>> on. It's not surprising after that woman in CT. got her face
>> ripped off by a 'domesticated' monkey. Don't fight the ban, try to
>> influence what it says. Hybrid cats and dogs, Ferrets, rabbits,
>> hedgehogs, sugar gliders, reptiles, fish, etc...let them know that
>> these are, for the most part, harmless. Venomous snakes, large
>> snakes, camen, spiders...safe for the educated enthusiast. It's
>> tigers and chimps and other large, wild game that they're trying
>> to ban...and rightly so.
>> Remember, respectful requests go much farther than angry emails.
>> You can be emotional without being rude. Let your reps know how
>> you feel so they can ammend the bill to the liking of their
>> constituants. They aren't trying to be evil, they're trying to
>> keep their public safe. Let's help them with that.
>> On 4/13/09, Lori wrote:
>>> First off, exsisting pets are not going to be taken, second if
>>> it doesnt come from US, and not native it does not belong. I for
>>> one am so sick of people all over chatboards posting a site that
>>> tries and tells everyone that their pets will have to go. BS!
>>> It's a shame that our wildlife all over the world is getting
>>> exploited, yes I am for control,My own belief is animal
>>> population is out of control as well as backyard breeders. This
>>> is only my Opinion and everyone has one, I know. So telling
>>> people their fish, birds and ferrets will have to go, is nothing
>>> but crap. Second, does anyone really think the import/export
>>> will ever stop- NO That people really think pet ownership will
>>> be dictated- Hell NO This is such a load of Bs. And No Im not
>>> worried.There are so many here, there will never be a shortage
>>> of parrots,The smuggling will never end, so the deaths of
>>> parrots will never end, too many greedy parties. So for all the
>>> people who post, you wont be keeping your pets are full of it.
>>> No one is going to force you to hand over your pets..............
>>> On 4/13/09, GreyLady wrote:
>>>> Lori, I am curious as to your intrepretation of the whole
>>>> bill. Yes, everyone needs to read it, in it's entirety.
>>>> That's the only way to know what the true, long term intent
>>>> is. But I'm interested in which parts you feel are only scare
>>>> tactics, what are people saying that would be an attempt to
>>>> people to "dump their pets" and why do you think the bill is
>>>> acceptable, if that's what you think? Granted, I may be mis-
>>>> reading your intent here so I'm sorry if that's the case. It
>>>> sounds as if you are in favor of it. If so, can you share
>>>> thoughts on it? Do you find it interesting that the sponsor
>>>> from Guam? Two of the co-sponsors are from Hawaii and the
>>>> Northern Mariana Islands? By all means, everyone owning a
>>>> parrot or anything else considered "exotic" needs to really
>>>> study this bill, word for word, and act accordingly.