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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2009, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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Bonding time with Pua. I can't believe the camera picked up the ad playing on my headphone! Part way through she is concerned of the car noise, sounds like a growling jaguar to her.

Now for a little public service announcement. A bill has been introduced into Congress that could have Pua ripped from her loving home and killed or if "lucky" placed in a zoo without a wash machine to sleep in or ketchup! We are talking about H.R. 669, a ban on nonnative species, bans import, breeding sale and ownership, grandfathers currently owned animals IF proof can be shown that they were owned before the law was enacted. Yes we have plenty of proof Pua has been here awhile but if we do get Pua a new mate before the law is passed and they happen to have a baby that would be a violation of the law and so they all could be taken.

Not convinced yet this is bad? Do you own anything that is not a domestic dog, cat or farm animal and is not native to the USA? If you do this will effect your animals.

All non-native species will have to be classified as safe or pottentialy invasive/dangerous. There are an estimated 10-100 million animal species. They will have 27 months to evaluate every species and list it as safe or banned. Everything not listed as safe or banned is to be treated as banned anyway. Will they forget to list hamsters as safe, can they prove that Sugar gliders aren't potentially invasive?

Here is more information. At the bottom is contact info for the members of the commity that will be hearing this on April 23rd. Email, fax and or call them all. Also inform your congressional representatives that you want them to vote no on this.

This could potentially cause the deaths of millions of exotic animals and devastate an industry that so far has been largely unaffected by the bad economy. All these exotic owners not only pay for the animals, buy supplies, food, vet care, gas to take them to the vet and get supplies, airline shipping charges, ect.

There is already a way for the government to deal with invasive species, things like mongooses are already banned based on enviornmental and invasive hazard. This bill bans everything that they don't decide to list as safe, that somehow must be proven as safe.

Alright then back to our usual programing


wake up Pua
Laundry day


Good evening, have a nice nap
She wanted to sleep in the bed instead of her hammock.

Nap time


Not quite ready to get up


Stealing a bathroom drink
She likes to visit all the water sources in the house, in case of drought she will know where to look.

The dogs like Laundry Day


Will do anything for cheese


Tongue action - you may need to look big


Are you looking at me?


Yawn
Yay, been awhile since I caught a yawn!

Have a nice nap


Oh no laundry day
Not sure how she sleeps upside down like that. Cleaning under the washer lid is part of laundry day though the outside gets cleaned daily while Pua sleeps.


So that covered about a week, from one laundry day to the next.

Mary
Quasi - - - - Hyzzie - - - - - Pua - - - Jupiter - - - Kat

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I'm pretty sure that only states can ban animals from state ownership not the federal government.

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You are wrong. Illegal drugs are illegal on a federal level so illegal in every state. This would make anything on the banned animal list or not listed at all banned Nationally.

Here is a current law already banning some species(just to prove it is possible), based on potential to be invasive. Never mind the title it bans possession of them for private purposes(pets) as the current "import" bill will do(except will not allow breeding or other purposes only scientific and research) Proposed law will apply to all species that do not make it onto the approved list. And yes the below lists some domestic species and obviously they meant the wild counter parts in the below, but it should have been made more clear.

http://www.rabbitgeek.com/whitman_import.html discusses rabbit being refused import if listed by species but allowed if labeled as domestic rabbits instead so it applies to non-domestics in the bellow already passed law. Pending law to anything non-domestic

Again the below is an already passed law not the much worse pending law
§ 16.11 Importation of live wild mammals.

(a) The importation, transportation, or acquisition is prohibited of live specimens of: (1) Any species of so-called “flying fox” or fruit bat of the genus Pteropus ; (2) any species of mongoose or meerkat of the genera Atilax, Cynictis, Helogale, Herpestes, Ichneumia, Mungos, and Suricata ; (3) any species of European rabbit of the genus Oryctolagus ; (4) any species of Indian wild dog, red dog, or dhole of the genus Cuon ; (5) any species of multimammate rat or mouse of the genus Mastomys ; (6) any raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides ; and (7) any brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula : Provided, that the Director shall issue permits authorizing the importation, transportation, and possession of such mammals under the terms and conditions set forth in §16.22.

(b) Upon the filing of a written declaration with the District Director of Customs at the port of entry as required under §14.61, all other species of live wild mammals may be imported, transported, and possessed in captivity, without a permit, for scientific, medical, educational, exhibition, or propagating purposes, but no such live wild mammals or any progeny thereof may be released into the wild except by the State wildlife conservation agency having jurisdiction over the area of release or by persons having prior written permission for release from such agency: Provided, That the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to live game mammals from Mexico, the importation of which is governed by regulations under part 14 of this chapter.

[39 FR 1169, Jan. 4, 1974, as amended at 47 FR 56362, Dec. 16, 1982; 67 FR 39868, June 11, 2002]

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2009, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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Okay constitutionally you are right and the feds can't ban animals or pot and other drugs either but they do and it is enforced. Therefore they can but are not supposed to. Arguing it is unconstitutional gets you nowhere any more.

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