ACTION ALERTS: State and local!
All current alerts can be found in one place at www./ Only some are listed below. Sample letters, full details, contact information and more details can be found at the individual links.
Arlington County, VA
Sweeping ban!

This is a broadly sweeping and far overreaching proposal! It will outright ban the future ownership of very commonly kept species and includes vague language which bans all pets except dogs, cats, and fish. Officials are hearing more support from animal rights groups than opposition from animal owners. Send emails, make phone calls, and let your opposition be heard now!

Massachusetts S490 is an animal rights written and driven bill meant to eliminate the exhibition of animals outside of permanent facilities (such as zoos). While the reported purpose is to end animals in circuses and similar events, the language of the bill could be interpreted to affect educational outreach and similar programs. This is a simple case of another overreaching and unnecessary law. Although the bill language may seem to be focused on certain types of "performances," ambiguity in the verbiage is intentional and animal rights groups know it.


Nevada and Texas "Dangerous Wild Animal" Bans
ACTION ALERT: Washoe County, NV
UPDATE: Postponed again, likely until the State legislative session ends.

Chapter 55 of the Washoe County Code regarding animals will be revised, and has been in the works for over two years. We know animal rights groups and extremists are pushing for bans and overregulation.

Please support responsible animal owners and contact officials now! All information and more details are included at the below link.


HUGE Conservation Fundraiser

Reptile enthusiasts + good times = win for conservation! The First Annual IguanaFest is gonna make it happen. Be sure to join the group at for all details and auction previews. Share, donate and head to Punta Gorda, Florida to see all the animals and festivities at Ty's Lizards if you can. See promo at bottom of the newsletter.
Find A Vet


Need a good herp veterinarian? The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) can help. ARAV provides a free Find-A-Vet service at


Donate to the USARK Legal Defense Fund

Information for making donations online and via check/money order can be found at You can make one-time, weekly, monthly or annual donations. You can also include a message that will be posted on the Legal Defense Fund Donor Wall at for all to see. You can even choose to make your donation or donation amount anonymous. Thanks for your support as we protect the freedoms of the Reptile Nation against overreaching anti-herp legislation and battle the animal rights groups working to remove all animals from our lives.
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