Do you love seeing a professional, exciting, safe and fun live animal show at your school, library, scout meeting, party, or special event? Are you in favor of inspiring children to care about wildlife and the environment? How do you feel about small businesses providing jobs and income for families?
RIGHT NOW there is legislation, both passed and impending, causing negative impact professional wildlife educators, environmental education, small businesses and families.
This week, the US Fish & Wildlife Service passed a nonsensical ban on the interstate transport of Burmese pythons and 3 other snake species to protect Everglades National Park. However, according to USFWS officials who created the ban: “Although the ban should put a stop to additional pythons entering the country, officials say it will not solve the snake problem in the Everglades. We still have to look at improved management and removal to better protect our habitat.”
So a MAJOR piece of government regulation that will have overreaching negative impacts on families and small businesses across the United States will not even accomplish what it’s intended goal was!!!
Now, there is another looming piece of government regulation.
Proposed Virginia Senate Bill Number 477 will be a major blow to Virginia’s citizens. Unintended consequences of this ill-conceived legislation will impact everyone from school children to the Virginia tourism industry.
Please take the time to read the bill and reach out to the Virginia Senators involved in this proposal. Their names and contact information can be found at http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+com+S01
You might also consider contacting your local newspaper, radio, or televisions stations to let them know how you feel about the proposed bill.
NEXT – The Reptiles Alive LLC Official Response to Proposed Senate Bill No. 477