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Re: possible NY legislation to criminalize wild pet trade
But don't do on this list half of this junk should be private.I personally
don't give a sssss about your turtles. thanks
kilikarl at bignet_net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Woth" <bwoth at bellsouth_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:43 AM
Subject: Re: possible NY legislation to criminalize wild pet trade
> Scott, I have a friend who breeds and raises turtles. This is what he
> told me.
> I will see him today and ask him about this. I will get back to you.
> for your in put.
> Scott wrote:
> > This is simply not true. I have cultured reptile feces
> > from snakes, turtles, and iguanas for salmonella and
> > found none. The reason for the law about turtles is
> > that any feces can contain salmonella and since
> > turtles are often subjected to walking (wallowing) in
> > their own feces due to neglect in the pet industry,
> > they are occasionally found with it on their
> > exteriors. The size limit law on selling turltes was
> > imposed to prevent children from placing a turlte in
> > their mouth!! Turtles of large sizes can be sold in
> > every state that I know of unles they are endangered.
> > Maybe my herps were just clean, but I have never in my
> > experience keeping herps or during my studies as a lab
> > tech (lots of micro) heard that reptiles have
> > salmonella as a native species. If I am incorrect can
> > you please site some references so I can get educated
> > on this?
> > Thanks,
> > Scott
> > Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 20:35:50 -0400
> > From: Bob Woth <bwoth at bellsouth_net>
> > Subject: Re: possible NY legislation to criminalize
> > wild pet trade
> > Salmonella is to turtles what E.coli is to us. We
> > carry it they carry
> > it.
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