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  • Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

    Say bye bye to your Pythons and maybe your Boas too.

    This can be viewed on video if you prefer that to reading this at the following link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEopyZkIA6I

    If the legislators considering HR2811 make their decision strictly based upon the calls made Monday and Tuesday this week, say bye bye to your right to breed and sell Pythons. The number of calls coming in has been absolutely pathetic. This isn’t some obscure extreme interest group meeting talking about whether or not they will try take away our right to keep Pythons. This is the US House of Representatives and they are as serious as a heart attack about this legislation. Though we had a previous commitment to a minimal alteration of our right to keep our animals, the extremists are pushing to have the entire genus python put back into the language of this bill, and added to the list of species regulated under the Federal Lacy Act. You have got to be heard!

    If you do not call in, our hobby may be in jeopardy. You cannot assume anything. You cannot assume that reasonable heads will prevail. This is not being pushed by reasonable people. The people making this decision are reasonable people, but if they do not hear your voice, they may listen to the people who are screaming the loudest. Guess what? Without your additional calls, the people screaming to stop all trade in Pythons, are going to be the loudest in the chambers where this decision is going to be made. You cannot assume that USARK and our lobbyists, and or PIJAC are handling this. The grassroots revolt against HR669 is what stopped it’s progress. Not USARK. Not PIJAC. Not any individual. It was the combined effort of the thousands of people who got off their rear ends and participated. Together we can and will make the difference! If we do not act together, and that means every one of you, we are in a dangerous position. USARK’s lobbyist are exhorting us to act! We are and will do as much as we can. USARK and PIJAC are both working to make sure that HR2811 does not pass in a form that will decimate our industry. A grass roots avalanche has not been seen by the opponents of our freedoms since we stopped HR669. Now is the time to show ourselves again!

    You have one day left. Wednesday November 4th is the last day. You must make your calls between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. That is Eastern Time. If you don’t know what that is, find out. In California that’s 1:00 PM. No excuses. Pick up your phone and spend 30 or 40 minutes being heard!

    Do it!

    This is what you must do!

    One call in day left!!!

    *** Wednesday - November 4th. Call In and Fax the Subcommittee and voice your opposition to HR2811. Be polite & professional!


    Script:
    My name is____. I oppose HR2811. It is overly simplistic and politically driven. It is poorly thought out and sacrifices good science for political expediency. The negative economic impact for my family and business would be significant. Please oppose HR2811. Thank you for your consideration.

    Call/Fax List:
    Sponsor:


    Congressman Kendrick Meek (D-FL), Sponsor
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-4506; fax 202-226-0777
    Miami: phone 305-690-5905; fax 305-690-5951

    Cosponsors:


    Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-1313; fax 202-225-8398
    Ft.Lauderdale: phone 954-733-2800

    Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-3801; fax 202-225-0351
    Atlanta: phone 404-659-0116

    Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-3001; fax 202-225-5974
    Boca Raton: phone 561-988-6302; fax 561-988-6423

    Congresswoman Mazie Hirono (HI-2)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-4906; fax 202-225-4987
    Honolulu: phone 808-541-1986

    Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-5792; fax 202-225-3132
    Punta Gorda: phone 941-575-9101; fax 941-575-9103


    Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism & Homeland Security:


    Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-8351; fax 202-225-8354
    Richmond: phone 804-644-4845

    Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-3072; fax 202-225-3336
    San Jose: phone 408-271-8700

    Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-3816; fax 202-225-3317
    Houston: phone 713-691-4882

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-2201; fax 202-225-7854
    Los Angeles: phone 323-757-8900

    Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-3265; fax 202-225-5663
    Memphis: phone 901-544-4131

    Congressman Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-2615; fax 202-225-2154
    San Juan: phone 787-723-6333

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-5431; fax 202-225-9681
    Roanoke: phone 540-857-2672

    Congressman Dan Lungren (R-CA)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-5716; fax 202-226-1298
    GoldRiver: phone 916-859-9906

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-3035; fax 202-226-1230
    Tyler: phone 903-561-6349

    Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-6565; fax 202-225-5547
    Beaumont: phone 409-212-1997

    Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-6365; fax 202-226-1170
    Chesapeake: 757-382-0080; fax 757-382-0780

    Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-5635
    New York: phone 212-367-7350

    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-7931; fax 202-226-2052
    Pembroke Pines: phone 954-437-3936; fax 954-437-4776

    Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-6616
    Brooklyn: phone 718-743-0441

    Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL)
    WashingtonDC: phone 202-225-4061; fax 202-225-5603
    Chicago: phone 773-267-5926; fax 773-267-6583

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  • #2
    Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?



    Bravo, Jeff.

    I'll be calling again tomorrow (day number 3) and will be faxing a new fax out after dropping the kids of at school (day number 3). I will also be sending out another round of e-mails to everyone on the list before I go to bed.

    This is as serious as it gets folks. We need to rally together. No one is going to do this for us and USARK and PIJAC's efforts only carry resonance if our voices are heard and our actions felt.

    As far as I'm concerned there is no reason for not acting on this. Stand up for your rights or loose them forever.

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    • #3
      Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

      Nice work Mr. Ronne, I would also like to add that when you allow things to be made illegal you are in effect just handing those things over to organized crime...I don't want to buy my boas from a nervous guy with a gun, do you? Bump.

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      • #4
        Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

        FIGHT!

        **BUMP**

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        • #5
          Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

          amen
          fight


          *bump*

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          • #6
            Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

            let's take the fight to them!

            bring the rain!

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            • #7
              Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

              FIGHT!

              **BUMP**

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              • #8
                Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

                Come on folks! This is too easy!! Pick up the phone!!!

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                • #9
                  Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

                  Originally posted by Scott Ross View Post
                  Come on folks! This is too easy!! Pick up the phone!!!
                  I have to agree, I know I am responsible for at least three American citizens calling to oppose this bill and it wasn't too hard to get that rolling. My friend who convinced her friends to call is actually terrified of snakes but was still willing to get her friends to speak for us (all North American herpers) because she understands the importance of rights and freedoms and the kick in the nuts this would deliver to both our economies. Please, make those calls folks.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

                    Fax everyone on the list today= Done!

                    Reassure my boas that everything will be OK with some pats and rubs= Done!

                    Realize I am very very late for work now= Done and Done!


                    FIGHT THE FIGHT EVERYONE!!! AND THANKS TO THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

                      Well,
                      For the third day, I've finished all my calls, emails and faxes.

                      I hope everyone else has done it everyday for the past 3 days as well.

                      I don't want to lose my boas and I'm sure nobody else does. We can't just sit back and expect others to save our hobby for us.

                      If you have friends/relatives/co-workers... ANYONE else that's will be willing to help. Be sure to get them to do it too.

                      This is our last day to be heard. MAKE SURE THIS LAST DAY COUNTS!!!!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

                        I just got done sending out my 4th day of faxes (I started over the weekend), and I'll be making my 4th day of phone calls over lunch (in about an hour and a half).

                        I hope it's a good sign that several of the Congressmen and women's faxes were tied up and busy this morning. So far this was the first time I had to resend faxes because the redial couldn't get through.

                        This is a no-brainer folks! We call people everyday about far less meaningful things. Pick up the phone and call the list. You can't assume that everything will turn out in our favor. Act or loose your freedom.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

                          I ust made my calls. I called every single one of them. Way to go Jeff and come on people. CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

                            Just got done faxing and calling it's not hard at all. I have 5 of my friends doing it and one of them is part of the HSUS and thinks this is ban is nuts.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Will you be saying bye bye to your Boas and Ball Pythons?

                              We need everybody in on this! Get your girlfriend, wife, parents, friends, whoever to call these numbers. Every little bit helps. The committee needs to realize that there is so much opposition to HR2811 that they can't let it pass. Thanks to everybody who has been working on this all week. To those of you who haven't, you need to make your voice heard NOW. We have a democracy, but if you don't make your voice heard, you can't complain about the results.
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