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UPDATE: NC Tegu Ban/Native Reptile and Amphibian Regulations

Thank you to everyone who showed up to fight the tegu ban and native reptile and amphibian restrictions! NC herpetoculture showed up in numbers and made their voices heard. Thank you for science based comments and for the polite and to-the-point nature of your statements. If you did not get a chance to speak, you still have the opportunity to speak up. We want the NCWRC inboxes blowing up with your objections.

You can send public comment through the NCWRC public comment portal here:

Or by email:

Or by mail:

Rule-making Coordinator, 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1701  

Public comments are open until January 31, 2022.

For talking points, please visit the NCARK website:

Keep up the momentum. We gave the commissioners a lot to think about. Let’s let them keep hearing from NC herpetoculture. Let’s keep pushing for for responsible reptile keeping and science based legislation.