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  • Raleigh: “Dangerous Wild Animal” ban passed.

    Raleigh’s city council has voted to implement a ban of “dangerous wild animals”. Under the new ordinance a “dangerous wild animal” is considered by the city to be “any non-domesticated animal, which is normally found in the wild state, is inherently dangerous to person or property, and which generally does not live in or about …

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  • ALERT: Raleigh: Update 6/21/2022

    The Raleigh City Council has voted 5-3 in favor of drafting the proposal to prohibit the possession of “dangerous wild animals” with grandfathering and registration. This would include medically significant reptiles and crocodilians. The estimated costs of enacting the proposal are estimated at $865,000 annually for only 250 expected registrants at a projected compliance rate …

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  • ALERT: New CITES Appendix III Listings

    Blue-tongued skinks and other lizards species have been proposed for listing under CITES Appendix III. Though these lizards may not actually be endangered, Australia wants their trade regulated because of their worldwide popularity as pets. CITES Appendix III listing will require extra paperwork and documentation for export, which would be handled by USFWS within the …

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