Posts Tagged ‘Lacey Act’

Anson Wong on National Geographic.com

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

 

I have a post up on NationalGeographic.com regarding Anson Wong’s release.    And here is an interview in the Malay Mail.

Scientists Join Opposition to Python Study

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

A group of prominent herpetologists has joined USARK in criticising the validity of a US government study on “giant” snakes (9 python species, anacondas and boa constrictors), and the threat the snakes pose to the U.S.  Here is the letter

The government study, done by USGS, is part of the Lacey Act process to determine whether a species is “injurious” as a preliminary step to regulating/banning/exterminating it.  The study comes on the heels of anti-python legislation currently under consideration in both the House and Senate (HR 2811/S.373). 

My 2 cents: Regardless of the “injuriousness” of giant snakes under the Lacey Act, trade and keeping of the (more…)