Monday, January 25, 2010

Florida is Fighting Back: Possible Federal Ban of Nine Exotic Snake Species

"Unfortunately, the recent tragic death of toddler, by an illegally kept exotic pet snake has sparked state officials into creating a new bill that will ban the import or trade of several types of pet snake. The recent discovery of several vicious African Rock pythons living in the Florida Everglades has raised new concerns on how to fight this ever-growing nightmare. According to Flesher (2009), state officials should be focusing on eliminating the pythons that have been found growing in the wild, instead penalizing the snake owners or the exotic snake dealer. However, state officials believe that this new federal ban may help stop this nightmare from moving to other states or expanding their grip on the southern parts of the sunshine state." (Read more)

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