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Posted by tj on September 11, 2002 at 13:16:17:
In Reply to: Re: NO..... posted by Samcin on September 10, 2002 at 20:06:48:
if insurance isn't affordable, then people can't afford to keep snakes. Then they don't have to worry about people keeping dangerous reptiles. What about the 250 lb bull mastiff across the street? I wonder if they need any type of insurance to keep that. It comes down to one thing, people have misconceptions about certain animals. Dogs, no matter what, are cute and cuddly, snakes are creepy and lethal. At some point I feel the whole thing will work out, if not we'll all be living in one of the states that have no restrictions.
:I also hear the same thing that they are not poisonous in captivity.
:The liability insurance is a major concern. I have a 501C3 reptile rescue in VA and we are without insurance because we can't get any that is affordable. Bottom line is that I can put a 16 year old on the road with her own car for cheaper than I can take a tame iguana to a library 2 weeks a year. There is something wrong with the insurance industry. Unless the state is willing to start an insurance pool that is reasonable, then I don't see how they can require special insurance for soem of these animals.