Thursday, February 12, 2009

They want to take your animals!

There are some new laws out there, and the legislation they are hoping to pass may outlaw some of the animals that you keep in your home. I don't involve myself a whole lot in politics, but this might be something you need to look into, and I will be posting more on it later, but here is a tidbit from The Other Mccain blog.

This article talks about snakes, but it doesn't end there.

Just got off the phone with Andrew Wyatt, president of the U.S. Association of Reptile Keepers, who says that the H.R. 669 ban isn't just about snakes, but will also affect other species of exotic pets. "There's all kinds of animals involved in it," said Wyatt. "It's an attempt to ban almost every animal that's not native to the United States."

And Andrew knows what he's talking about. This type of stuff is what he does. It looks like this legislation comes from a big push from the HSUS (Humane society of the United States). Again, get yourself educated.

UPDATE: I just checked the list of species that would be banned , according to the bill the list...

does not include any cat (Felis catus), cattle or oxen (Bos taurus), chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), dog (Canis lupus familiaris), donkey or ass (Equus asinus), domesticated members of the family Anatidae (geese), duck (domesticated Anas spp.), goat (Capra aegagrus hircus), goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus), horse (Equus caballus), llama (Lama glama), mule or hinny (Equus caballus x E. asinus), pig or hog (Sus scrofa domestica), domesticated varieties of rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), or sheep (Ovis aries), or any other species or variety of species that is determined by the Secretary to be common and clearly domesticated.

What about hawks, falcons, snakes, reptiles?

1 comment:

Albert A Rasch said...

Hey Doug,

You all should consider joining the Outdoor Bloggers Summit. It is an outdoor bloggers group that helps new and established bloggers with all sorts of blogging issues. We also do guest post on outdoor politics, outdoor issues, the environment, basically anything to do with the outdoors. Some of us fish, others bowhunt, camp, whitewater canoe, but I don't think we have any Falconers or Hawkers. It would be great if some you joined! Things like what you mentioned are our meat and potatoes. And quite frankly our main purpose is to unite all blogging sportsmen as a powerful voice for the outdoor enthusiast.

email me if you have any other questions.

Albert A Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
Proud Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit
Southeast Regional OBS Coordinator