Stop Imports of Dangerous Snakes

From the Humane Society of the United States

In 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) listed four out of nine large constrictor snakes as injurious under the Lacey Act, which stopped the interstate commerce in these species as pets. Now, the USFWS is deciding whether to add the remaining five species to this list, including boa constrictors and reticulated pythons which represent most of the deadly snakes in the trade.

Large constrictor snakes are dangerous and suffer immensely from neglect in the pet trade. In several areas, they have become established as an invasive species after being released by irresponsible pet owners and have wiped out native birds and mammals.

The deadline for comments is rapidly approaching, and the USFWS needs to hear from you now. Please let the agency know that a ban on all large constrictor snakes is the humane, sensible, and economical thing to do»

Sincerely,
Wayne Pacelle
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO


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