03/24/12

Announcement of Effective date 03/23/12 (yesterday) and information on Injurious species listing by USARK

 

Injurious Wildlife Listing Enacted Today

Today US Fish & Wildlife Service enacted a rule adding four constricting snakes to the Injurious Wildlife List of the Lacey Act; Burmese python, N. African python, S. African python and Yellow anaconda. It will now be a felony to import or cross state lines with these four animals, their eggs, or their hybrids. Possession, breeding and trade within your state is allowed unless there is a state law violated. Export is allowed as long as the animals exit the country from a designated port of entry without making a connecting flight, or landing within the United States. All flights must directly exit the United States.

1. NO on IMPORT.

2. NO on INTERSTATE TRANSPORT.

3. YES POSSESSION, BREEDING & TRADE IN LEGAL STATES IS ALLOWED.

4. YES EXPORT THROUGH DESIGNATED PORT OF ENTRY WITH NO US CONNECTION IS ALLOWED.

5. APPLIES TO EGGS & HYBRIDS.

6. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Questions: president@usark.org