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STOP THE NATIONAL PYTHON & BOA BAN. SAVE OUR PETS SPECIES TO BE BANNED- BURMESE PYTHON, AFRICAN ROCK PYTHONS, GREEN ANACONDA, YELLOW ANACONDA, RETICULATED PYTHON & BOA CONSTRICTOR.

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STOP THE NATIONAL PYTHON & BOA BAN

SAVE OUR PETS

SPECIES TO BE BANNED- BURMESE PYTHON, AFRICAN ROCK PYTHONS, GREEN ANACONDA, YELLOW ANACONDA, RETICULATED PYTHON & BOA CONSTRICTOR.

SCOPE OF THE BAN- MOVING ANIMALS FROM ONE STATE TO ANOTHER AS WELL AS IMPORT & EXPORT WILL BE A FELONY. *POSSESION, BREEDING AND SALE WITHIN THE STATE WILL BE ALOWED.

TIME FRAME- THERE IS A STRONG POSSIBILITY THAT THE BAN COULD BE A LAW WITHIN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2010.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS CLOSE TO PASSING A BAN ON 9 SPECIES OF SNAKES, MANY OF WHICH HAVE BEEN POPULAR PETS FOR DECADES.

*THE US CONGRESS IS CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE TO PASSING A LAW THAT WOUD MAKE IT A FEDERAL OFFENSE FOR A PET OWNER TO DRIVE FROM ONE STATE TO ANOTHER WITH A BOA CONSTRICTOR OR BURMESE PYTHON. RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS WILL LOSE THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE WERE TO LIVE , SEEK VETERINARY CARE FROM AN OUT OF STATE DOCTOR OR EVEN EVACUATE FROM A NATURAL DISASTER IF IT TAKES THE ACROSS STATE LINES. THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THE BAN IS BASED ON THE FEAR OF THE RELEASE OF LARGE CONSTRICTORS INTO AMEREICAN ECOSYTEMS. WHILE SOME SPECIES THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED INVASIVE MAY CERTAINLY BE A RISK IN SOME AREAS OF THE US, RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS MUST HAVE OPTIONS. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. VISIT THE WEBSITE WWW.NOSNAKEBAN.COM AND HELP BY TAKING ACTION. YOUR EMAILS, PHONE CALLS AND VISITS WITH YOUR REPRESETIVES IN CONGRESS CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RESPONSIBLE AMERICANS.

THE

NATIONAL PET ASSOCIATION

WWW.NATPET.ORG


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KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • KEEP A LEVEL HEAD AND BE NICE WHEN TALKING TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVES.

  • A LOSS OF ANY SPECIES IN THE TRADE WILL HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON EVERYONE. FROM THE BREEDER, CAGE MANUFACURING, BEDDING, RODENT SALES AND MUCH MUCH MORE. IT WILL HURT OUR LOCAL PET STORES. AND MANY HARD WORKING AMERICANS WHO DEPEND ON THIS 5 BILLION DOLLAR A YEAR INDUSTRY TO SUPPORT THERE FAMILIES.

  • GROUPS HELPING TO PUSH THIS BILL THROUGH: USHS, PETA AND MANY OTHER LEFT WING ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUPS.

  • FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT USHS: THE UNITED SATES HUMANE SOCIETY IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH OUR LOCAL AND STATE SHELTERS. IF THEY COULD HAVE THERE WAY WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP PETS AT ALL. MONEY DONATED TO THE USHS DOES NOT GO TOWARD OUR LOCAL SHELTERS IT HELPS TO CREATE LAWS AND TRY TO GET THEM PUSHED THROUGH TO BECOME LAW. NEXT TIME YOU ARE WANTING TO DONATE GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR LOCAL SHELTER AND THE MONEY YOU DONATE WILL STAY WITH THEM AND HELP ALL THE DOGS AND CATS THAT NEED HOMES IN YOUR AREA.


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WHAT YOU MUST DO

  • It is extremely important for everyone in the Reptile Nation to take direct action to STOP S. 373. If you don't take massive action now you may never get another chance to effect this legislation. We have come too far to give up now. We can win if we all pull together and take massive action. DO IT NOW!

  • ACTION STEPS: USARK Senate Campaign

  • Email your Senator- This is the simplest step to take. It is only effective if done as apart of USARK's comprehensive overall strategy. Email alone is the least effective way to get your message to Congress. Please click this link and follow the instructions to Email your Senator. http://www.rallycongress.com/united-states-association-of-reptile-keepers/2705/tell-us-senate-to-stop-python-ban/ Then go to step 2.

  • Phone your Senator- This is also an easy step that everyone can do. It is more effective than email when trying to get your message through, but still is best used as one part of the USARK Senate Campaign. Please click this link and follow the instructions to Phone your Senator. http://www.rallycongress.com/united-states-association-of-reptile-keepers/2707/tell-us-senate-to-stop-python-ban/ Go to step 3.

  • Visit your Senator- This is the single most effective way to influence your Senator. Make an appointment to go in and talk to your Senator's Staff. They will respond to your personal visit to their local offices. You don't have to go to Washington DC. This makes your Opposition to S373 personal and gives your Senator a reason to oppose the bill. Contact USARK and we will coach you and give you talking points to use with your Senator. We can help you get a strong message across. Just let us know once you have scheduled you appointment. Go to step 4.

  • Report Back to USARK- We want to hear about your progress. We have set up a forum for each state where you can report your experiences. Let us know what happens. You can also discuss your experiences with others from your state. We are interested in all of your experiences, but especially those all important 'in person visits' with your Senator. Please click this link to Report Back to USARK. http://usark.org/forum/ You will have to register just like any other forum. Then go to the S373 Senate Campaign and click your state. We can't wait to hear from the Reptile Nation on this!

  • Lobbying Campaign:

  • Not only is USARK is spearheading the grass roots fight against S373, but we are leading the lobbying effort for a coalition of interests in Washington, DC. We are the only organization involved in this issue that has a powerful professional lobbying presence on Capital Hill. We have employed a team of top flight lobbyists that have been engaged on S373 since it was introduced last winter. We have reached out to the Pet Industry and have been approached by the Fashion and Western Apparel Industries; all of whom are concerned by the implications of arbitrary legislation of new Lacey Act provisions that could negatively impact their business. This is a time when we need 'all hands on deck' to fight this ill conceived legislation. Unity is essential. There is Strength in Numbers... Protect Your Rights! We will continue to engage this fight at all levels.

  • ***Join the Reptile Nation!1. Click the 'Donate Button' at the top of the page to donate to USARK. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by Zoo Med.2. Click the 'Become a Member' link at the bottom of the page to Join the Reptile Nation. These battles are costly we need your support!3. Click the 'Twitter Button' at the top of the page to follow USARK for fast breaking updates.


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SPONSERING WEB PAGES

  • www.nosnakeban.com

  • www.usark.com

  • www.saveoursnakes.org

  • www.boaconstrictor.com

  • www.pijac.org

    PLEASE JOIN THESE ORGANIZATIONS IF POSSIBLE THEY ARE LOOKING OUT FOR OUR RIGHTS AS PET OWNERS.


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