WV Needs Your Help with another pet bill (sb477)

Discussion in 'The Bucket' started by xmetalfan99, Mar 14, 2012.

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  1. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

    Aug 19, 2009
    morgantown, wv
    If the definition wasn't so vague or even gave a list of species or families of animals that are considered domesticated. Most people don't consider many animals commonly found in the pet trade "pets".

    I feel the bill has a decent goal, but is poorly worded and to vague. However, bills like these are purposely vague.
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  3. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

    May 28, 2011
    I do agree that a ban of all non-native reptiles is not the way to go. There are many, many species of lizards and snakes in the exotic pet trade that remain small and harmless. Furthermore, one needs a permit and gov-approved housing to keep poisonous reptiles as well as large cats and primates; why not just have the same requirement for the larger snakes and lizards? A ban won't stop them from being imported. It will only stop them from being imported legally. :)