Someone brought this bill to my attention today.
I wonder if it will pass. I highly doubt it, but you know, stranger things have happened in the US.
Basically, it is a bill that would ban the breeding, sale, rehoming, or relocation of any non-native animals in the US(pets).
This is due to the negative effects of animals being relocated and propagating in their non-native environment , destroying or heavily impacting it’s new environment.
However, this bill is not very specific towards certain animals. That means if the Red Spined Gilly Gerbil has an ideal environment in Texas, and there is a chance they could form “feral colonies” in Texas, they would also be banned in every state, including Alaska even if they cannot survive cold weather conditions.
Note Bene: The Red Spined Gilly Gerbil is not an existing animal, that I am aware of.
Read the blog. It’s more in depth than I could possibly be, and more intelligent than the “OMG stop HR 669! They will take away ALL PETS omg111!!”
This has been a public service announcement from Kelle.