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[Killietalk] Guess what - HR669 is not dead
Great Job... But it's NOT Over!!
Congratulations on a Job Well Done with HR669... but that was just the
first Battle. We are fighting a war!
The effort put forth by the Reptile Nation in opposing HR669 was nothing
less than monumental. A real letter campaign like that hasn't been seen
in a long time. It made a *HUGE *impression. USARK is so very proud that
the community has pulled together like never before to fight this bill.
We gained an important preliminary victory... but this is far from over.
It was just round one.
USARK has learned that the Defenders of Wildlife, Humane Society of the
United States and The Nature Conservancy are going to meet with Delegate
Bordallo's Subcommittee Staff in early May. The word is that they will
be discussing a rewrite of HR669. They are expected to actually change
the bill very little. The idea is to cut deals with the biggest
opponents of the bill. We believe any proposal that involves a "white
list" or a complicated permit system is a */Deal Breaker/* for the
Reptile Nation. That scenario we believe would eliminate the majority of
animals and most hobbyist breeders. USARK will never endorse a deal that
sacrifices any of our brothers and sisters.
This NEW bill is likely to be reintroduced under a new number in order
to lose the stigma of HR669 as a tainted bill. It will cause confusion,
but USARK will keep the Reptile Nation apprised of the facts as they
Stay tuned to the latest developments on the USARK website. Prepare
yourself for battle.
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