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Posted by daryl on May 18, 2001 at 07:47:44:
Read this and send it to all your herp pals!!!
This information came from my Pacific Northwest
Exotics newsletter For more information contact
In the newsletter they informed us that AZA ( American
Zoo and Aquarium Association) is planning on
announcing an attempt to ban the ownership of all
exotics nationwide except to members of AZA and TAOS
(The Association of Sanctuaries).
They plan on holding a conference in Washington DC on
May 21 & 22 to formerly announce their plan to ban
private ownership of exotic animals.
It is imperative that we contact AZA by mail, email,
or phone and register our protests about their plan.
There are many thousands of responsible and loving
private owners of exotic animals and we should not be
forced to give up the animals we love or be blocked
when we want to give another exotic animal a loving
and permanant home.
AZA is a powerful group and we need to have our voices
heard in this matter.
Please, everyone contact the AZA offices immediately.
Time is running out to protect our rights as
responsible and caring exotic animal owners!
Aza must realize that there are countless intelligent
and capable private citizens that are devoted to their
It is important that all exotic animal owners contact
AZA to record their views on this matter. Every letter
We need to secure our rights as private citizens to
love and care for our precious animals.
Addresses and numbers for the AZA (American Zoo and
Aquarium Association) are listed below. Please waste
no time in contacting them!
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
8403 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD. 20910
(301) 562-0888 fax
Sydney Butler (ext.222)
deputy director/director of Government Affairs
Kristin Vehrs (ext.229)
Other addresses can be found by contacting Pacific
Northwest Exotics at firstname.lastname@example.org ask for
information on AZA's proposal to ban exotic animal
This link should be of interest as well :
I implore *everyone* please write. Let us not let the
efforts of some be in vain such as that happened in
NYC. It mentions *all* exotics,
and has something negative to say about all types,
and herps! Please forward this to any and all mailing
lists and message boards you belong to that may find
this of value.