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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 …

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 …

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 …

ALERT: America COMPETES Act of 2022 Lacey Act Amendments

Buried within the 2,912 pages of the America COMPETES Act of 2022 lie Lacey Act amendments that affect all non-domesticated pet/animal (i.e. all animals except dogs, cats, and traditional farm animals) owners. COMPETES is an acronym for Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength. The stated purpose of the Act is to …

ALERT: Proposed NC Tegu Ban/New Native Species Regulations

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) has proposed new laws regarding importing and keeping certain reptile, mammal, and bird species in North Carolina. The most urgent topics for herpetoculture in this proposal are bans on all tegu species and an import permit requirement for native species such as corn snakes, which are a very …

ALERT: Robeson County, NC

Robeson County, North Carolina has proposed a ban on certain reptiles and “wild and dangerous animals.” Local residents should engage. A county law would apply to all unincorporated areas (those living outside of city limits) of Robeson County. The definition will include some reptiles, including those already regulated under state law. The Board of Commissioners …

ALERT: Wake County, Nc

Wake County, North Carolina may be proposing a ban on certain reptiles and exotic animals. Local residents should engage with their Board of Commissioner representatives ASAP. A county law would apply to all unincorporated areas (those living outside of city limits) of Wake County. NOTE: We have a state alert posted at http://ncark.org/?p=355. This effort is happening after …

Alert: Raleigh, NC

UPDATE 8/17: The Raleigh City Council just voted to send the animal ordinance to the Growth and Natural Resources Committee. The draft will be studied and likely amended. A hearing (with allowance for public comment) on the next draft will occur and a future City Council meeting. UPDATE 8/12: We just received draft #2. The agenda states, …

ALERT: North Carolina animal program ban

House Bill 594 (H594) is another “traveling animal act” ban that misleads as to its intention. This bill text is nearly identical to a bill on the opposite side of the country so it is obvious that animal rights groups are pitching this text from state to state. This bill, titled “Traveling Animal and Public …