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Old 04-13-2009, 11:36 PM   #11
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Species already owned by owners may be kept....however you cant move between states with the owners if this passes. All this bill does is kill the future of the pet trade, not the pets owned now
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:39 PM   #12
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I strongly agree with what krap101 said. The economic industry of home-pets is a multi-million, maybe even multi-billion dollar industry. With the trouble our economy is in right now, there is no way they will be able to past this stuff. The U.S. needs the money we put back into the system from buying pets, pet supplies, pet food, ect. Plus all of the employees lost from Petsmart and Petco and other pet stores that get shut down, that will also have a major effect on the economy. People will spend more scarce (don't know if I spelled that right) and that means less money circulating through the system.

If this some how passes, the economy is just going to go down further into the hole we are already in.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:50 PM   #13
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I seriously doubt this would pass. Even so they can't come and confiscate your pets that you payed for. What are they gonna come to every one in America's house one by one and search for 'illegal' animals? Then what would they do with them? Release them in their native countries? I can just see England being overrun with domesticated rats and mice.. Syria being overrun with hamsters and Africa/South America's skies being blacked out with parakeets and cockatiels.

Psh I take my rat over state lines more than twice a week. This is such a pointless irresponsible notion. There are far greater problems needing to be dealt with than peoples 'immigrant' pets.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:43 AM   #14
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It's still in committee, so no worries. Also, it negatively affects agriculture. Those bills NEVER pass. This has nothing to do with political parties...similar bills have been introduced to other sessions of congress and died in committee. This one probably will too.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:04 AM   #15
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I heard somewhere that the pet industry was least affected by this recessiono-depression.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:20 AM   #16
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:12 PM   #17
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This wouldnt be an issue if it wasnt for bad hobbyists.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:00 PM   #18
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Even so they can't come and confiscate your pets that you payed for
supposably they would. but as already stated it will most likely not be passed
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This wouldnt be an issue if it wasnt for bad hobbyists.
you gotta keep in mind that many pets were accidentally released into the wild. the lionfish problem for example. some guy had 3 in a tank in florida but when the hurricaines came in and busted his tank they were set loose in the ocean and now they are reaking havoc.
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While everyone is jumping on the bandwagon, did you all actually READ the entire bill? If not (chances are most did not read it entirely) do so. It might change you mind.

And no, they won't come get your pets. Read the entire thing.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:39 PM   #20
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I read the whole bill.
What is supposed to be the problem with it?

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