What do you think of this bill, HR669

United States
April 24, 2009 1:35pm CST
This Bil would seriously prohibit your ability to own animals that are not native to the United States especially if they posed a threat of becoming a pest if released into the wild either on purpose or accidentally. A recent example of this was the snake head fish that were released by people that had them for food fish. Now all snake head fish are banned from ownership in the United States. And if you have a banned animal (they will be grandfathered in so that if you own one you can keep it) you cannot take it across state lines even if your vet lives out of state, and if you move to another state you cannot bring them with you . I would like you r opinion of this bill.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
24 Apr 09
I guess they are thinking of the wild animals not native to Florida who now roam the swamps and the diseases these animals bring. I think it is a good idea. And that these animals should only be kept by zoo keepers or people licensed to keep them, that is those who will be extra careful about closing their eyes so the snakes or whatever do not climb over the fence and get away. I mean even though the animal is rather cute, I would not want to see it devour all the native animals.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Apr 09
By what I understand it is any animal not native to America, even domesticated animals that are legally here. Cats, dogs, birds, fish etc, that aren't native to this land will be affected if this bill passes.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Apr 09
PS Here's a link to more information about it: http://www.nohr669.com/
@maezee (33383)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I guess this doesn't seem too bad, does it? I mean the last thing we want is people owning illegal animals that have somehow made their way to our countries although shouldn't be.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Illegal pets are one thing, but what about the ones that aren't? For example Siamese cats aren't native to America, yet they are a popular breed here in the US. Do you own any pets or know someone that does? Pets such as birds, cats, reptiles, etc? Because by what I have read this bill will affect them, if you do.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Apr 09
I read a little more on it and I guess dogs, cats, and rabbits won't be affected. But whose to say they won't follow if this bill becomes law?
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Here is a link to more info: http://www.nohr669.com/
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Apr 09
I don't like it. By what I've read elsewhere this could affect a lot of people here in the US that own and/or breed animals that aren't native to America. Pets such as birds, hamsters, fish, cats, etc. As a pet owner I do not agree with this bill.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Okay, so cats won't be affected, but they might be one day. At least the ones that aren't native to America.
• United States
25 Apr 09
There are natives of South America that make their living collecting fishes for the tropical fish industry and they take good care of the environment. If this bill goes through they may be put out of work and not care about the environment so may start to cut trees which will release more carbon dioxide into the air and hasten the green house effect. Also many animals are only captive, they are extinct in the wild and if this boll goes through these animals would become extinct in the world. There would be no getting them back, plus global warming will affect many other animals a lot faster than it is now.
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