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REPTILE PET TRADE AND CONSERVATION


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Posted by UNIVERSITY RESEARCH on February 14, 2001 at 16:44:52:

WE NEED SOME OPINIONS ON A RESEARCH SUBJECT...IF YOU HAVE TIME PLEASE POST A RESPONSE AND/OR E MAIL A COMMENT.

MANY REPTILE KEEPERS THINK THEY ARE CONSERVATIONISTS. IN THE MAJORITY OF CASES, MOST SPECIES WHEN FIRST OBTAINED IN THE WILD HAD TO BE COLLECTED (AND DIED OFF) IN LARGE NUMBERS BEFORE SUCCESSFULLY KEPT IN CAPTIVITY (THIS IS WELL DOCUMENTED). WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS?
MANY SPECIES HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE DWINDELLING IN NUMBERS IN LARGE PART DO TO THE CAPTURE OF THESE ANIMALS FOR THE PET TRADE (WILD CAUGHT PURCHASE FROM IMPORTERS). HOW CAN ONE JUSTIFY DOING THIS TO THE REPTILES THEY CLAIM TO LOVE?
ALSO, SINCE THE MAJORITY OF KEEPERS ARE NOT PARTICIPATING IN BREED AND RELEASE PROGRAMS, HOW CAN ONE STILL BE CALLED A CONSERVATIONIST IN THIS RESPECT?

PLEASE TRY TO BE CRITICAL OR YOURSELF AND OTHERS WHILE ANSWERING

NO DISRESPECT IS MEANT.
IT NEEDS TO BE STRESSED THAT NEITHER SIDE OF THE ISSUE IS MEANT TO BE FAVORED, OPINIONS ARE NEEDED EITHER WAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!


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