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Re: NY Bill to Ban Exotics is Re-Introduced


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Posted by wittsd on February 06, 2003 at 18:58:42:

In Reply to: NY Bill to Ban Exotics is Re-Introduced posted by Matt Harris on January 30, 2003 at 08:39:31:

> See Link below for full text.
> This bill has been reintroduced by Senator Marcellino of
> Oyster Bay.

Hi there, herpers :)

Are many of you in NY state? How are efforts to fight this bill proceeding, thus far?
IMO, a little cross-species co-operation against this bill might go a long way... more, below.

Yup, the same Sen. Marcellino who is pretty *clueless* about exotics, yet allowed himself to be exposed to risks with a tiger cub in a publicity photo shoot which a good number of responsible owners have condemned (i.e. cat above his head level).
http://www.senatormarcellino.com/districts/5/repository/Spikeandlarry.jpg
http://www.senatormarcellino.com/districts/5/repository/spike2.jpg
And yet, the Sen. stated on air that he *enjoyed* the experience. Hypocrite that he would bar this from truly responsible owners...

Anyhow, I know there are a few people cat-side, etc., who have been trying to fight BSL in NY; both this bill & with a class action suit against the recently entered compulsory legislation bill (if I remember correctly).

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Phoenix_Exotics/message/23498
(Deborah-Ann Milette, the author of this one is probably the
prime contact, cat-side against ongoing NY bills).
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Phoenix_Exotics/message/23142

(subscribing to the list with "No Mail" would be appreciated, if possible; we're always looking to cross-foster relationships herp-side in ongoing battles for responsible ownership. I know it's difficult to keep tabs on so many different issues at once...).

Any thoughts/possible actions as to how to find $/ignorance/fear with expertise?

With best wishes,
David.



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