Post: Alert....CONGRESS HEARING AN EXOTIC BAN BILL HR 669 .
Posted by JAEMS on 4/08/09
Anyone with pet fish, birds, reptiles, or small mammals
will be affected by this bill. Any company selling product
or services for pet fish, birds, reptiles or small mammals
will be affected by this bill. Would you be impacted
by “The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act”? ?
Virtually all fish in an aquarium are not native to the
United States ? Most pet birds are species not native to
the US ? Most reptiles kept as pets are not native to the
US ? Hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and ferrets are not
native to the US Under HR669, ANY animal not native to the
U.S. would have to be placed on an “Approved” list created
by the Fish and Wildlife Service, which does not have the
manpower or financial resources to do it . Nonnative
species includes virtually every bird, reptile, fish, and
small mammal commonly kept as pets. Until an animal is
placed on the “Approved” list, you would be banned from
adopting, purchasing, selling, transporting across state
lines, or breeding these animals.
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Alert....CONGRESS HEARING AN EXOTIC BAN BILL HR 669 ., 4/08/09, by JAEMS.