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Old 04-13-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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Our Hobby Is In Great Danger!

PEASE READ!!!!

There is currently a bill thats going before our goverment HR669, aka the "NonNative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act". In a nutshell this bill will effectively ban the sale, transport & breeding of pretty much ALL of the animals we keep in our homes and call pets. Some examples include, but are not limited to Birds (parakeets, parrots, coniers), repitles (bearded dragons, gecko's), and most if not ALL species of tropical freshwater and saltwater fish and inverts.

Please take the time to watch the following Youtube Video YouTube - Pets in Peril (politicians gone wild) HR669
and visit www.nohr669.com to take action. Your senators and congressional representatives need to hear from US - we the people - that they cannot take our pets away from homes that care due to the irresponsibility of the few. Your pets need YOU to speak for them.

Our hobby will be going down the drains if this happens. Take action NOW!

Thanks for your time.
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:49 PM   #2
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I am positive this is being challenged by the AZA amongst other professional associations.
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I signed and passed it on
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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I already signed and passed on also....
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Yeah i wasnt sure how many people had already seen it or if it was posted already but i figured that it couldnt hurt.
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First i heard of it.
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I can't even imagine this passing. You're killing a semi-large industry in the US, so.. something like... stopping the imports of all foreign food products.. kinda.. I'm also guessing this dude is probably grossly misinterpreting this law.
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I had a thread about this two weeks ago...did it move out of the committee? because if it did and still survived then we should begin to start panicking...otherwise dont get too worked up yet our congress wont kill a huge buisness in the middle of a economic crisis...when michigan is closing 27 schools or so in certain areas and certain buisness are only allowed to print in certain fonts that use the least ink, then i doubt we are gonna see this go through...still better sign tho
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Oh Dem's are really screwing things up...
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Okay, okay... What about all the species that are already here, in the pet trade? Can't we just take a greater interest in successfully breeding them? I mean, do we HAVE to strip them from their natural habitats? I am just playing devil's advocate...
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