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    RED ALERT: Stop Federal Python BAN!

    RED ALERT: Stop Federal Python BAN!
    This is the final push in the BIG FIGHT to stop the Boa and Python BAN! This BIG FIGHT has been 4 years in the making (since 2008) ... Help USARK put the Python Ban to rest in 2012! Please participate and help the Reptile Nation overcome the most devistating attack the Herp Community has ever faced!! Please read and follow the instructions to ensure your voice is heard by President Obama, the US Congress and the US Senate.

    US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has a proposed rule being considered by the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB). This is the final stage of the rule making process. This rule, if enacted, would ban the import and interstate transport of nine constricting snakes; Burmese python, Northern & Southern African pythons, Reticulated python, all four Anacondas, and Boa constrictor. This rule has been called the "Constrictor Rule". All of these constrictors would be added to the Injurious Wildlife list of the Lacey Act. If this were to happen more than 1 million American citizens could be subject to felony prosecution under the Lacey Act. It is the job of OMB to weigh the purported benefits of the rule against the economic impacts. It is also their duty to assure the rule has been given due process under the Administrative Procedures Act, Information Quality Act and all pertinent Executive Orders. USARK has created a clear public record that FWS has failed at every level to make their case for this rule. According to emails obtained by USARK it appears that staff at FWS colluded with staff at the US Geological Survey (USGS) to manufacture "science" to support this rule making after the decision had already been made to pursue a Lacey Act listing. Further, FWS grossly underestimated the economic impact. USGS has justified their flawed "science" by saying they were not required to adhere to information quality standards for science used to support the rule because the rule did not meet the standard for a major rule making ($100 million). An economic assessment of the Modern Reptile Industry commissioned by USARK, and done by Georgetown Economic Services, has since debunked USGS claims by asserting that the rule could have impact in excess of $103 million. USARK believes the actions of FWS and USGS in regards to the Constrictor Rule are arbitrary, capricious and potentially unlawful.

    Please send the letter below to President Obama and your Senators and Congressmen to let them know you are aware of the actions of FWS and the negative impact on you, your family and business. Just follow the simple instructions.

    Do it now and share with all your friends, family, social networks, forums and email lists! This is your chance to make a difference and help USARK set a positive precedent for our industry.
    united-states-association-of-reptile-keepers.rallycongress.com/5799/no-on-fws-python-rule-bad-american-small-business-families-alread/
    Last edited by ER12; 01-04-2012 at 06:21 PM.
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    Re: RED ALERT: Stop Federal Python BAN!

    I went ahead and stickied this one to the top of the forum and will leave it here for so long as it is relevant.
    -- Judy

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    Re: RED ALERT: Stop Federal Python BAN!

    Just emailed and hand delivered the petitions!

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    PAY FOR THE PAPER. We learned the first time around that it WORKS. (If you don't want to pay, print it out and mail it yourselves).
    This couldn't be more important.

    (Signed, and sent, paper and e-mail).
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    I am a Canadian and not able to actually sign but I support USARK and reptile nation and have been keeping a close eye on the developments south of the border! Best of Luck and rally the troops!

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    Signed and emailed all.

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    Re: RED ALERT: Stop Federal Python BAN!

    Signed, sent emails, and sent hard copies.
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    Re: RED ALERT: Stop Federal Python BAN!

    Got this in my e-mail and sent it right away.

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    Emails sent! If I was able to, I'd print them off too, but I can't. I'll also be posting the link to my facebook.
    Under Construction.....

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    Come on everyone lets get these letters out!

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