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    NARBC Schaumburg edition is this weekend! (Also an alert update...)

    NARBC Schaumburg
    This NARBC installation keeps growing, and it hits this weekend in Chicago's northwest suburbs! All of your favorite breeders and vendors will be waiting to see you, and the show will be packed with everything you want to see and buy.

    Hundreds of donations will be at the USARK benefit auction! Join us at 6:00 on Saturday night. It will be in the Nirvana Ballroom on the second floor of the same convention center as the NARBC show. Stop by the USARK booth for full details. Thank you to everyone who donates and joins us. These fundraisers are always fun and great events for the herp community.

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We always need volunteers to help with the auction and other duties. Please email if you want to help. Thank you!

    USARK appreciates all of the support from Bob, Brian, and the NARBC Crew. The NARBC shows and auctions help make USARK possible.

    Get all show details at

    Show Schedule:
    Friday: Setup and VIP
    Saturday, July 13: 10:00-5:00 (VIP at 7:30 AM)
    Auction: 6:00 PM Saturday (preview open ASAP after the show)
    Sunday, July 14: 11:00-4:00 (VIP at 10:00 AM)

    Schaumburg Convention Center & Hotel
    1551 N. Thoreau Drive
    Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
    Light Bulb Ban
    Read more information with contact details at
    In 2022, the Department of Energy (“Department”) passed a regulation that banned certain incandescent light bulbs. Basically, light bulbs are deemed inefficient if they do not emit a certain amount of lumens per watt. This was meant to transition from less efficient bulbs to more efficient lighting, like LED bulbs.
    Reptile lighting is a specialty item and is not used for general-purpose lighting in homes and businesses. However, certain bulbs were reviewed solely on how many lumens they produced per watt. Herp keepers know that halogen and basking bulbs are not used in household lamps for general lighting.

    Read the rest at
    ALERT: West Mifflin, PA (UPDATE)
    Read the full alert at

    UPDATE 6/18: Thanks to a HUGE turnout, including USARK President Phil Goss, the Borough Council voted NO to this ordinance! This was a proposed ban on reptiles, amphibians, and tropical fish (only domesticated fish such as koi would have been legal). It also had pet limits of one bird, three dogs, and no more than five dogs/cats combined. It was BAD!

    Thank you to all residents who contacted the Council to voice their opposition and concerns. The Council was certainly aware of the outrage prior to the meeting. We will post updates if another ordinance is proposed but the message was made very clear to the West Mifflin Council that local pet owners will not stand for arbitrary pet limits and overreaching bans. It was an irrational approach that would not stop isolated problems.
    Find A Vet
    Need a good herp veterinarian? The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) can help. ARAV offers a free Find-A-Vet service at
    USARK Online Swag Shop
    Our shop is open at simply click the "Shop" link in the menu on our website). We currently have two shirts and three hats available for sale.
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    Our mailing address is:
    USARK3650 Sacramento Dr
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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    Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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