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Posted by Brian Macker on March 15, 2003 at 11:50:14:
In Reply to: (NY STATE) Can anyone SELL locally caught species LEGALLY posted by stevel on March 12, 2003 at 17:53:40:
Yes, if they have the right permits. They need a collect and possess permit which costs something around $15. It probably is not so easy to get. Actually they don't need the permit themselves but they only need prove that they bought from someone who either does or that the animals were captive bread. So I doubt they have one.
I think laws like this have unintended consequences and should be changed. If the local pet store can't sell a local newt but is allowed to sell a non-native then that generates more problems. Would you prefer that they import non-natives and sell those? What happens when those are released?
I don't see any problem with the sale of locally abundant wildlife for pets. I think it should be preferred over the sale of non-natives. In fact for fishermen buying bait minnows that is the case in many areas.
Why would it be preferable to you for the store to sell pets outside there range?
:NY state, I'm asking Can anyone SELL locally caught species LEGALLY? Can any PET STORE sell a red spotted NEWT for example or UNPROTECTED TURTLES that can be found within their range but is UNPROTECTED?
:Can a person (non-pet store, non commercial) SELL, LEGALLY, anything UNPROTECTED within their RANGE of home or sale?
:P.s. I DONT want to do this but needed to know before I turn certain people in.