Everyone read this please

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by treeclimber233, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. treeclimber233

    treeclimber233 Songster

    Nov 12, 2007
    Has anyone heard about the bill Congress is trying to pass- H.R. 669? (look under 040209_Bill_H.R._669) They are trying to outlaw the sale/ownership of any animal that is not native to the US. That includes fish, reptiles, mammals and birds. I was told to check out www.tijac.org but that link seems to be broken according to my computer. If you look under "non-native wildlife invasion prevention act" it will pull up the HR669 act. If I misunderstood what I was told please correct me.

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Quote:That would include Araucanas, Pheasants, Llamas, Guernseys, Jerseys, etc.. etc...
  3. Subsection (f) of the full text viewable here:


    States that any animal lawfully owned prior to this bill, shall not be interfered with.

    "(f) Animals Owned Lawfully Prior to Prohibition of Importation- This Act and regulations issued under this Act shall not interfere with the ability of any person to possess an individual animal of any species if such individual animal was legally owned by the person before the risk assessment is begun pursuant to subsection (e)(3), even if such species is later prohibited from being imported under the regulations issued under this Act.

    Further on down the reading, Chickens are included as a non-prohibited animal.

    (5) NONNATIVE WILDLIFE SPECIES- The term ‘nonnative wildlife species’--

    (A) except as provided in subparagraph (C), means any live species or subspecies of animal that is not a native species or subspecies, whether or not born or raised in captivity;

    (B) except as provided in subparagraph (C), includes--

    (i) any such live, wild species or subspecies of mammal, bird, fish, reptile, amphibian, insect, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod, coelenterate, or other invertebrate, and

    (ii) any viable egg, sperm, gamete, or other reproductive material or offspring thereof;

    (C) does not include any species that is--

    (i) specifically defined or regulated as a plant pest or approved for biological control purposes under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.); or

    (ii) defined or regulated as a threat to livestock or poultry under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.); and

    (D) does not include any cat (Felis catus), cattle or oxen (Bos taurus), chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), dog (Canis lupus familiaris), donkey or ass (Equus asinus), domesticated members of the family Anatidae (geese), duck (domesticated Anas spp.), goat (Capra aegagrus hircus), goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus), horse (Equus caballus), llama (Lama glama), mule or hinny (Equus caballus x E. asinus), pig or hog (Sus scrofa domestica), domesticated varieties of rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), or sheep (Ovis aries), or any other species or variety of species that is determined by the Secretary to be common and clearly domesticated.

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