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- 2857 days ago -
Deadline: July 28th Voice your opinion about a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed ban to the importation and interstate movement of nine species of large constrictor snakes as pets.

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Linda L (511)
Thursday July 22, 2010, 8:32 pm
Action Taken, Thanks!

Julie P (54)
Thursday July 22, 2010, 8:33 pm
Please, follow the link to get to the letter to the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 22, 2010, 8:51 pm
Signed and sent off. Also noted too.

Hugo Godinez (0)
Thursday July 22, 2010, 9:01 pm
thanks for the article

Thursday July 22, 2010, 9:38 pm

Michael Cozens (3)
Thursday July 22, 2010, 10:38 pm
Noted and signed, thanks. The damage done to Florida's ecosystem alone is horrendous.

Jean Lord (46)
Friday July 23, 2010, 2:29 am

Cindy C (125)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 12:42 pm
done and dusted.

Sharon S (8)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 12:58 pm
It is sad that it has to come to this, again because of irresponsible owners. The ecosystem does not need any more help to decline and be damaged. I love snakes, had a couple myself, but smaller. But to have these snakes go where they should never be is so bad. That is the only reason I have signed the petition with my comment. If people could be more responsible it would not come to this.

Claudia Elliott (40)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 1:03 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Marie Therese H (10)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 1:55 pm
Signed and sent out to friends

Jason Green (235)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 2:25 pm
Thank you for asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department to stop the importation and interstate trade in giant snakes

Laverne Wallace (59)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 2:49 pm
signed. There are too many fools for these snakes to be here.

Jonathan B (14)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 2:54 pm
ANY constrictor snake is not really a good pet.

1. The constrictors of all sizes always have rodents and mice as a food source when young, and larger mammals as they grow, and do not really even need a water source to survive, since they get moisture from food, and some constrictors have learned to hibernate in human dwellings and buildings in the winter, since they can go months on one good meal.

2. Constrictors of all sizes and types are prolific breeders and are oly really limited by their food supply, since there are no native predators that can take on the adult constrictors, and only eagles and a few hawks that can take the small constrictors.

3. Constrictors of every size are masters at hiding and ambush, and can even get into the drywall and small spaces, where they can hunt rodents and wait out cold spells.

Brittany T (6)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 3:08 pm
Noted and signed.

Catrina Velez (46)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 6:35 pm
If Science found a way to resurrect woolly mammoths, some nutty people would buy them for backyard pets. I am endlessly amazed at the Human species capacity for absolute destructive silliness. We think we are the smartest creatures on earth, but we cannot even control our own increase and by taking snakes and other species out of their natural habitats and then letting them go, we assure that these animals will overbreed and
poach native species just like people.

Valerie H (133)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 7:30 pm
Thank you ~ email sent!

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 10:29 pm
LOL !! Catrina Velez !! :) Your comment about the Wooly Mammoth !! So true , so true ! :)
signed and noted .. Thanks Julie

Nellyna Rogereau (0)
Sunday July 25, 2010, 1:01 am
signed and noted.. !!

Virginie Duris (20)
Sunday July 25, 2010, 2:28 am

Rosemary Mchugh (127)
Sunday July 25, 2010, 8:36 am
Both signed.

wendy w (47)
Sunday July 25, 2010, 3:56 pm
Snakes are not pets & belong in the wild. Signed & noted.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 25, 2010, 9:05 pm
Thanks, Julie.

Sunday July 25, 2010, 11:54 pm
leave the animals alone....

Michelle E (22)
Monday July 26, 2010, 12:31 am

SANDRA R (144)
Monday July 26, 2010, 6:22 am
Noted and signed! Thank you Julie!!!

Dianne D (490)
Monday July 26, 2010, 10:23 am
Petition signed and commented on.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 1:04 am
Signed and noted. Thanx!

DORIS L (61)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 11:14 am
Someone's baby ball boa wound up in my daughter's living room in Wichita, Ks after her former boyfriend brought in a sofa he picked up off the streets left out for refuse....the snake was curled up inside it. Boy were they ever surprised!! Snakes of any size really aren't meant to be pets...

DORIS L (61)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 11:26 am
Oops! Just want to clarify...that was a baby ball python that wound up in my daughter's living room via a second-hand sofa......

Nancy Roussy (79)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 7:12 pm
Signed, thank you!
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