In early 2005 Senate Bill 1032 was introduced to the NC Senate as a blanket ban on most exotic animals in the state. In an effort to exploit a recent tragic accident involving a child being mauled to death by his aunts\' tiger, animal rights activist siezed this opportunity to further their agenda of getting all animals out of private posession. The Animal Protection Institute (API) forwarded a proposal for legislation, through their activists at the NC Zoo, to Senator John Garwood, who sponsored it as a bill on the floor of the NC Senate. This bill, if passed, would ban most exotic reptiles in the state by designating them as \"inherantly dangerous animals\". Although the death of the child was horrible, the individuals that were responsible for the tiger were never held fully to account for their criminal negligence. Now AR activists are trying to take away our rights to own exotic reptiles... Boas, Pythons and many others. There is a report written by NC Health and Human Services that reveals that there are no public safety or health problems posed by any reptiles in the state of NC. It goes on to name the animals that have statistically and consistantly been a danger to the public. Exotic reptiles do not make the list. Because there is no evidence to support the designation of exotic reptiles as \"inherantly dangerous\" the citizens of NC want the NC General Assembly to remove all reptiles from any proposed legislation. *The citizens of North Carolina are against a ban on private ownership of reptiles in this state. *The citizens of North Carolina do not support arbitrary or unfair regulation of reptiles that would be prohibitive to private ownership, or result in an
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Francisco Villa, United States2 years ago Comments: -
Francisco Villa, United States2 years ago Comments: I feel that animals as large as pythons should not be pets. They should be in the zoo or in some type of jungle.
Warren Broadhurst, United States3 years ago Comments: Even though I am not a reptile breeder, I keep these beloved animals as pets !
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