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    Nothing has changed... spiders have been the same since they came out in the 90s, the only thing that has changed is the creation of social media and an insatiable thirst for drama. Serious breeders won't care about this and most keepers who know better won't either. The only ones to make a big deal out of are the YouTube sheeple who feel it's the trendy thing to do.

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    it's pretty likely that soon we'll be seeing spiders band from reptile expos in the US but I'm not an expert so I'm wondering what you guys think.
    And who would decide that or push that? Animal activists with some more fake science that have tried to ban reptile ownership in general for years?

    Not gonna happen the reptile industries have been fighting those people for YEARS and they have not won, they could not care less about banning 1 mutation of 1 species it's all or nothing for them so I pretty sure that Spiders are safe.

    Or would show promoters try to ban them? Well good luck with that any that, they would loose vendors and visitors and someone would come along and do a show where spiders are allowed because there is competition and choices in shows in the US unlike in the UK where there are a limited amount of shows.

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    Re: Regarding spiders

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    Curious about what people are thinking or doing given the current climate around spiders. Imo stigma towards them is exaggerated to the nth degree and based on few cases of bad wobble which is probably due to bad husbandry. I'm not so interested in the debate given that I have and have seen healthy spiders living fine lives. So my question is: how do you see the market value of spiders being affected in the next few years and what do you think breeders are going to do about it?
    I think given the laws that have been put in place in the UK and the tendency for the rest of the world to follow with Western ideas and tendencies it's pretty likely that soon we'll be seeing spiders band from reptile expos in the US but I'm not an expert so I'm wondering what you guys think.
    There are no laws - just one reptile/amphibian/animal group ( the IHS ) who decided they didn't want to have any sold at their own expos. You can still buy/trade/sell them at all the other reptile expos. I disagree with their chosen stance even though I do not own any spiders or spider combos.


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