Ban on Exotic Animals in USA
Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:08 PM
I don't see why each state just shouldn't think of what species are potentially invasive and just ban them there...? Like I think that Fl has a ban on RES (dont quote me, not positive.) That's my opinion.
What about native animals that are kept as pets? Like anoles in FL? Or are those invasive (never done much research on anoles) ?
Edit- cresties seem like they might be at risk too, Styxie *hugs Rio and Harley* D:
Edited by shadowtheblacklab, 03 February 2009 - 04:09 PM.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:17 PM
They're already wanting to ban all non-native boas and pythons in the US.
I didn't know we had native boas and pythons...
Seriously, though.. I'm agreeing with Shadow. If the bill has to be passed, it should be less extreme by letting the states decide what animals would be prohibited in their states.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:21 PM
Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:43 PM
I dislike this bill. Intensely.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:58 PM
(a) Prohibitions- Except as provided in this section or in section 7, it is unlawful for any
person subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to--
(1) import into or export from the United States any nonnative wildlife species that is not
included in the list of approved species issued under section 4;
(2) transport between any State by any means whatsoever any nonnative wildlife species that
is not included in the list of approved species issued under section 4;
(3) violate any term or condition of a permit issued under section 7;
(4) possess (except as provided in section 3(f)), sell or offer to sell, purchase or offer to
purchase, or barter for or offer to barter for, any nonnative wildlife species that is
prohibited from being imported under paragraph (1);
(5) release into the wild any nonnative wildlife species that is prohibited from being
imported under paragraph (1); or
(6) breed any nonnative wildlife species that is prohibited from being imported under
paragraph (1), or provide any such species to another person for breeding purposes.
According to this excerpt (and people on the Anubias Design group) this is a blanket ban until approved - kinda like saying someone's guilty until proven innocent. It's a FAR more dangerous prospect, as the list of approved species would not be created until after the bill was passed.
Edited by Alanna, 03 February 2009 - 04:58 PM.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:01 PM
I'll be writing a letter soon.
Alanna - the issue is what idiot will be writing the list of "approved" species? And these lists will only come out AFTER they pass the bill. It's like signing a blank check. Never know what it's going to be written for.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:05 PM
^ I was disagreeing with that statement; my quoting of the bill was to clarify what the bill is proposing, as it's the complete opposite of what Wiktor said.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:10 PM
Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:23 PM
People should just leave things be, and educate the public >_>
Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:24 PM
(a) Requirement To Issue List of Approved Species-
(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 36 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a list of nonnative wildlife species approved for importation into the United States.
(2) EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN SPECIES- The Secretary shall not include in the list--
(A) any species included in the list of prohibited species under section 5; or
(B) any species, the importation of which is prohibited by any other Federal law or regulation of the United States due to the likelihood of causing harm to the economy, the environment, or other animal species or human health.
(3) REVISION- The Secretary may revise the list issued under this section based on available scientific and commercial information.
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