There is a first time for everything.
Regular readers will be shocked, but I have finally found some common ground with the Humane Society of the United States of America.
They want support for a new rule that will allow fewer snakes to be traded for pets. I generally am against anything that impedes anyone's ability to conduct business, but I'm against snakes even more.
From the HSUS website.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed important new rules to list as "injurious" nine species of large constrictor snakes—including Burmese pythons, reticulated pythons, boa constrictors, and anacondas.
This will stop importation and interstate movement of the animals as pets. These snakes are dangerous to people and they can wreak havoc on our ecosystems. Add to this the suffering of these animals in the pet trade, and it is clear that action is needed now.
Now I'm not rushing out to donate to them, or send a thank you to the Fish and Wildlife Service, but I will admit I think this is a good idea.
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