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  • Boa Amarali
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    Re: senator letter florida s last senate now in charge overall.

    Originally posted by ron petri View Post
    Thank you Lar for the correction my bad I sent the letter to the 2 of them. thank you.

    Hey no problem ,Since you are making the effort I just want to be
    darn certain the info gets into the right hands.

    That's what I'm here for , to help !!!

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  • dangles
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    Re: senator letter florida s last senate now in charge overall.

    Originally posted by ron petri View Post
    Thank you Lar for the correction my bad I sent the letter to the 2 of them. thank you.
    thank you for sending letters! now get your friends and family to do likewise! check out the updated "letter barrage to senators" thread...

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  • ron petri
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    Re: senator letter florida s last senate now in charge overall.

    Thank you Lar for the correction my bad I sent the letter to the 2 of them. thank you.

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  • Boa Amarali
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    Re: senator letter florida s last senate now in charge overall.

    I believe He's Florida State Senator not a Florida United States Senator

    In other words State Senator mike haridopolis will not be voting on the Bill S 373
    He is not part of the U.S. Senate

    Here are Florida's U.S. Senators


    LeMieux, George S. - (R - FL) Class III 356 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510 224-3041 Web Form:lemieux.senate.gov/public/?p=EmailSenatorLeMieux



    Nelson, Bill - (D - FL) Class I 716 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510 (202) 224-5274 Web Form:billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

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  • minguss
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    Re: senator letter florida s last senate now in charge overall.

    Every bit helps
    I am going to write a letter/flyer that I can hopefully put up in a few local pet shops, along with some printed copies of the general letter posted here.

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  • senator letter florida s last senate now in charge overall.

    I found out mike haridopolis is the head guy he oversees the senators. so I sent him this email. [FONT=Arial]Senator Haridopolis My name is Ron Petri Jr I represent a forum I m a part of called redtailboas .com in this forum we enjoy the keeping and caring for reptiles. For myself boa constrictors, I own 2 which I plan on breeding and sharing the enjoyment I have received on caring for these animals and at the same time make a small business for myself and my family to make ends meet and better our situation in these hard times. S373 will end this dream for me and my family along with thousands of others who rely on the same for their livlihood. Please help and stop this from happening.

    Please vote NO on S373, “The Python Ban.”

    S373 (as well as the House version, HR2811) is seeking to add all 40 species from the genus Python to the Lacey Act. By the time this bill reaches the Senate floor, it will also likely include the “Big 9 Constrictors,” which would include, among others, the Boa constrictor.

    By adding these animals to the Lacey Act, it would become a violation of federal law to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase these animals internationally or across state lines.

    These bills are an attempt to halt the spread of the Burmese python in the Everglades, as well as prevent the establishment of other species of snakes. S373 and HR2811 are based on two studies released by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) that predict the spread of the Burmese python to the lower 1/3 of the US and classify the “Big 9 Constrictors” as “medium” to “high” risk for establishment.

    Simply put, these USGS reports are bad science. In a recent letter to Congress (see attached), a group of independent biologists and herpetologists (including National Geographic’s Dr. Brady Barr) have criticized these USGS reports as “unscientific” and “not suitable as the basis for legislative or regulatory policies.” They go on to say, “its content is not based on best scientific practices, it has not gone through external peer-review, and it diverts attention away from the primary concern.”

    Please consider the report published by researchers from the City University of New York in 1998 entitled: Claims of Potential Expansion throughout the U.S. by Invasive Python Species are Contradicted by Ecological Niche Models (summarized in attached news article). Using 19 factors, the researchers concluded that the Burmese pythons would be unable to survive - let alone thrive - outside of the Everglades National Park. The USGS report used only 2 factors. It is a gross overrepresentation of the facts.

    Unfortunately, media hype and the general public’s unsubstantiated fear of snakes has contributed to the misconceptions about these amazing creatures, and made unfounded legislation like this easier to pass.

    Please make no mistake; in an industry that thrives on online sales and large conventions attended by thousands of people from all over the nation, these bills will decimate a 3 billion dollar per year industry and render tens of thousands of hard working Americans out of work.

    Florida will not escape this fate. There are a number of medium sized businesses within the state that rely on the right to sell the beautiful animals they produce.

    In summary, please vote NO on S373. This bill is NOT based on accurate science. The foundation for S373 (and HR2811) has been criticized by a group of well-known, independent scientists as being “drafted to support a predetermined policy.” They also say, “it is a misrepresentation to call the USGS document ‘scientific’”. There is scientific proof available that directly contradicts the claims made by proponents of the bill. It will put tens of thousands of people out of work - including many in Florida - in an already struggling economy. Including My own future business with plans for my children to take it over they are in love with our boas and enjoy the Idea of breeding and sharing this joy and love with future generations. If this bill is goes forward this will destroy that dream. End it. Please dont let this happen help us. thank you for your time.

    Respectfully,

    __Ron Petri Jr______________________________

    ___2225 Kingly crt apt 78_____________________________

    ___W. Melbourne Fl 32904_____________________________ Hopfully this will help some maybe you guys should do the same I added some extras to it personal touches. so go ahead and poor the emails to him [email protected] He was senator fl. now on to bigger things check him out.
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