Say No to HR 669
Please join The Animal Store in opposing H.R. 669, the Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act. If this Bill passes, pet ownership in this country will never be the same. It will affect all owners of pet birds, reptiles, fish and many small animals that are not native to this country. This means even such common pets as guinea pigs, parakeets and beta fish. The legislation is so far reaching that if you were to move to another state, it would be illegal for you to bring your pet with you across state lines if it is one of the named breeds.
There is no evidence that suggests that this Bill will have any positive effect on human health or animal health, the environment or the economy.
The Animal Store, like many in the pet industry, support legislative solutions that specifically target species which may actually be invasive, rather than this blanket condemnation of all nonnative species, including thousands that have been in this country for decades with no adverse impact.
For more information, please visit www.nohr669.com to see what you can do today to prevent this Bill from passing as it stands now. Thank you.
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Posted on April 13, 2009, in Animal Store News, Animals, Pets, The Animal Store and tagged Birds, Fish, Pets and Their Humans, Pets in the News, Reptiles, Small Mammals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.