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  • Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

    Has anybody on this Forum opposed rule change by going to www.Kill-RuleChange.com-click here

    1. Make Public Comment to USFWS: Deadline Tuesday May 11, 2010:Please comment ASAP!
    Go to
    www.Kill-RuleChange.com-click here for guidelines on making comment.
    USARK has requested a 90 day extension
    (we have it on authority that our request will be denied).




    If you have not done this yet then you have not done your part

    I believe there maybe some confusion here from many people

    I'm in the process of doing this myself right now !

    You need to go to www.Kill-RuleChange.com-click here and make your public comment

    Have you gone to www.Kill-RuleChange.com-click here and made your public comment ?


    This is not about HR 669 or any other Legislation we opposed.

    This is a different process that needs to be address at
    the address provided www.Kill-RuleChange.com-click here

    If anyone or everyone has not gone to www.Kill-RuleChange.com then they have not done
    their part in fighting and addressing this issue.

    Plz get to it do this our Boas and Pythons are at stake here !
    The future of this Hobby is at stake !


    You can also go directly to www.regulations.gov to make your public comment
    Click here to make public comment


    Last edited by Boa Amarali; 05-06-2010, 02:46 PM.

    Lar M
    Boas By Klevitz

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    Re: Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

    To be quite honest, I have been a little confuses myself. I got the USARK news letter but was having a few difficulties.

    Just thought I would admit it so others might see they're not the only ones, lol.

    What happened to the good ol' days when government had bills without boobie traps, hidden charges, and a wild bore ready to chase you down if tou didn't agree? Lol

    anyhow, I will now be making my way to the links provided.

    Thanks lar.

    Mike

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    • #3
      Re: Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

      Thanks for the post Lar. I did it a few weeks ago, but I'm also curious as to how many members of RTBs have done this. Bump it up!
      http://www.iherp.com/topshelfmorphs

      http://www.facebook.com/boidsohio

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      • #4
        Re: Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

        I did mine yesterday, then I shared the link with all my FB friends, so I hope some of them do it too!

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        • #5
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          I have gotten everything written down and I will finish doing all the steps this weekend.

          It takes a little while to get it together, I am not a good writer. LOL.

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          • #6
            Re: Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

            I just submitted mine. I'm not much of a writer either, so it took me some time.

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            • #7
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              I have completed a rough draft of a two page letter and am going to complete revisions tonight and hopefully have my final copy submitted before morning.

              We CAN NOT take this proposal lightly!

              If you are having concerns about your letter actually meeting the criteria to be included, utilize the USARK's sample letter.

              USARK released a "cut and paste" letter today that you can modify and make personal and then submit.

              Come on guys... DON'T LAY DOWN ON THIS!!!

              Do your part and make a difference!!!
              "An increase in reptile education can lead to a decrease in reptile discrimination." - Bebo

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              • #8
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                I actually used USark's Option B) List Style

                I now see I misunderstood the first question I probably goofed my answer #1
                but on everything else I filled in and replaced info with my own answers

                I found that style easier for me to relate to instead of the long letter

                As long as everyone does something even if you don't answer every question

                Some kind of response as long as it fits the guide line
                is better than no response at all

                Lar M
                Boas By Klevitz

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                • #9
                  Re: Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

                  yes i done this a little while back as well, this is an important topic and everyone should do it, it's not extremely difficult and can help a ton.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

                    Bumping

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                    • #11
                      Re: Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

                      Bump. I finished mine late last night.


                      Tim

                      http://www.facebook.com/BoidsOhio?bookmark_t=page


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                      • #12
                        Re: Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

                        BUMP. Everyone needs to go to the site and submit their comment!!!!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

                          Come On Everyone plz submit a comment !

                          Now with this Fast & Easy option no excuses


                          ALERT:Fast & Easy Comment on Rule Change


                          Deadline Tuesday May 11, 2010 for Public Comment on the US Fish & Wildlife Service proposed rule adding nine constrictor snakes to the Injurious Wildlife list of the Lacey Act. It is imperative that as many people as possible make comment prior to the deadline. Failure to do so could result in wholesale destruction of the Reptile Nation!

                          It is highly suggested that your comments be original and written by you. There are guidelines at Kill-Rule Change. However, there seems to be confusion about ‘How To’ and ‘Where To’ make comment. The following is ‘step by step’ on how to make a fast and easy comment:

                          www.kill-rulechange.com/

                          1.Go to the government portal: Regulations.gov
                          2.Fill in the fields for Name, Country, City and Postal Code. Ignore the rest of the fields.
                          3.Copy the Sample Letter below. Modify it with your own comments (HIGHLY SUGGESTED). Paste it into the Comment Field.
                          4.If you are a business copy Sample Letter onto company letterhead and save as a Word Doc or PDF file. Click the Browse button on the Attach File field and download your file. (if you are NOT a business skip step 4)
                          5.Click Submit button. Your Done!

                          www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#submitComment?R=0900006480abc25c


                          SAMPLE LETTER: Cut & Paste Into Government Portal

                          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
                          Division of Policy and Directives Management
                          Attn: Docket No. FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015
                          4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222
                          Arlington, VA 22203

                          RE: Docket No. FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015

                          Dear U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,

                          As a supporter of the United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) and someone who is concerned about the environment, I am writing today to OPPOSE the proposed rule to list nine species of large constrictor snakes as injurious (75 Fed. Reg. 11808-11829 (March 12, 2010)

                          CONTROVERSIAL
                          As you know, in 2009 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a highly controversial report on nine snake species. This internal report was NOT peer reviewed science. It is riddled with mistakes, inaccuracies, misrepresentations and unsupportable assumptions. The USARK has filed a 36 page Request for Correction with the USGS under the Information Quality Act. In a letter to the Senate Environmental & Public Works Committee a panel of 11 acclaimed scientists called the report “not scientific” and “not suitable as the basis for legislative or regulatory policy”. This poorly done report is the only “science” that supports the proposed rule.

                          UNPRECEDENTED
                          If enacted, this rule making would have the unprecedented effect of putting as many as a million American citizens in possession of Injurious Wildlife and subject to potential felony prosecution under the Lacey Act. It could effectively create a new class of criminal out of law abiding American citizens. Never has the USFWS attempted to list such a large group of animals that are widely held by the American public.

                          SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC IMPACT
                          USFWS does not possess the information needed to do a credible Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) on proposed rules regarding constrictor snakes. In its report, dated February 10, 2010, USFWS relied on baseless assumptions and extrapolations and it ignored information submitted by industry participants and trade associations in response to its 2008 Notice of Inquiry. In addition, the Service misused the information it was provided by respondents to the notice. Therefore, the Service’s regulatory flexibility analysis is not a complete, reliable, or convincing analysis of the impact of the proposed rule on small businesses involved in the buying and selling of the nine snake species included in the proposed rule. The IFRA grossly underestimates the scope of the impact of the proposed regulations.

                          ALTERNATIVES
                          USFWS has failed to explore suitable alternatives to Lacey Act listing. There is a plethora of ideas on how to address the issue of invasive species that are for more pragmatic and less damaging than the Lacey Act. It was the consensus opinion at the recent US House Committee on Natural Resources Hearing on Invasive Species that Lacey Act was an ineffectual tool for addressing this issue. State/Local Risk Assessment combined with industry Best Management Practices (BMP) was suggested by Dr. Frank Mazzotti of the University of Florida. (His is a unique perspective because he is the one responsible for the radio tracking of pythons in the Everglades National Park.) USARK has developed an Accreditation utilizing BMP’s that have passed into state law in North Carolina and are currently pending in SC. They are also being considered by GA, LA, CA and VA. USFWS has an obligation to explore viable alternatives. To date they have not.

                          It is clear that the USFWS has not thoroughly considered the full implications this proposed rule making would have. Further it is clear that USFWS has not given the due diligence required to enact such a controversial, unprecedented and draconian measure. It is clear that if enacted the proposed rule would negatively impact as many as a million Americans. The limited effectiveness of the Lacey Act as a means to control invasive species means that if enacted the stated intent of the rulemaking would never be realized. Nothing would change on the ground in south Florida. The only effect would be to destroy the captive propagation and trade of animal's already in captivity all across the country.

                          Please stop the proposed rule to restrict the trade in nine species of constrictors.

                          Thank you for your consideration.

                          Lar M
                          Boas By Klevitz

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                          • #14
                            Re: Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

                            PLz everyone take sometime out of your evening or weekend to do this !

                            Lar M
                            Boas By Klevitz

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                            • #15
                              Re: Oppose Rule Change- Has Anybody from this Forum taken the time ?

                              DID IT! EVERYONE NEEDS @ DO IT.

                              I told every one of my fb and twtter friends.

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