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  1. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    had a legal question regarding a dog bite. We have a rescue chow mix dog around 60 pounds. We have a fence in our front yard so she doesn't escape. Our neighbor was walking her small dog(10 pounds or so) WITHOUT! a leash, our dog was in the front yard. The small dog was at our fence barking and...
  2. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    USARK has determined that legal action stands a decent chance of success, and plans to proceed. The listing of 4 species of constrictor snake, species widely owned across the country, was arbitrary, unsupported by science, and damaging to the welfare of the snakes and to business...
  3. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    If you live in West Virginia, and own any sort of reptile (or ever plan to, or have children who do), please help out. Forwarded from USARK: ------------------------- SB477 passed out of the WV House Judiciary Committee on 3/7/12. Yesterday it received it's first reading on the House...
  4. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    For those unaware, there have been some Federal bills lying around that attempt to circumvent the normal procedures for adding species to the Lacey Act. One of them has just been 'reawakened', and anyone who wants to retain the right to freely transport boa constrictors, green anacondas, or...
  5. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    (From USARK) RHODE ISLAND: S2033 Goes to Committee There will be a hearing before the RI Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture Wednesday February 15th at the rise of the Senate in Rm 211 of The State House, 82 Smith St. Providence, RI. This hearing will be to consider, and...
  6. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    Virginia, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and now Illinois have all introduced bills to ban the ownership of a long list of so-called 'dangerous wild animals'. Many of these listings include ALL pythons and boas (from the native rosy and rubber boas, to ball pythons and boa constrictors, etc etc)...
  7. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    If you don't keep 'exotics', please understand that this still isn't 'someone else's problem'. This will affect you for as long as you live in VA, and your children, etc etc. There are small businesses and families that make their living breeding some of the species proposed for listing...
  8. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    As some of you may know, the FWS, supported by Ken Salazar of FL and HSUS and PETA, has announced the addition of 4 species of constrictor snake to the Lacey Act's list of Injurious Wildlfie. First, I would like to explain how this came about, and how they got away with it, so people understand...
  9. Dogs
    Ok so Monday I took everyone in to our local SPCA for rabies shots. The counter clerk seriously screwed up the information. First, it says on this new certificate that Spyro is white. On his last rabies certificate (from the same SPCA) and on his neuter certificate, it reads tricolor. Spyro...
  10. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    You could be an owner of a dog who was raised in a Puppy Mill. If you got your dog from a Newspaper Ad, there's a likely chance the puppy was from a puppy Mill. Puppy Mills are breeding factories where dogs are bred over and over again until they collapse and die. The dogs in puppy mills...
  11. Other Exotics
    Pua Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5poe2T68t7A 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...
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