Tag Archives: Python Ban

Herp Politics: USARK & PIJAC

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PoliticsHerp Politics is a fact that everyone; keepers, breeders, and dealers must all accept as a reality in this industry. Legislation is going to happen and has already had significant impacts within our industry. However, the thing that seems to be constantly overlooked as we scan the social networks and news feeds as new organizations are created and members leave other organizations is what this means to the keepers. Rumor and speculation are rampant right now and everyone is interviewing the boards of these organizations to

‘get the facts’

Which is great, we need that, we need to comprehend what has occurred and what the future holds. What we here at the Reptile Apartment Group believe is missing though is this. All of these organizations claim to represent the ‘industry’ and I haven’t really heard much in the way of how we the industry are going to be impacted by this. I mean let’s be honest

‘don’t we have enough soap operas about who screwed who?’

To that end, we decided to ask one of the most prolific speakers about animal (specifically reptiles) welfare that truly represents our industry and is not afraid to call the shots as they are. We spoke with Chris Law of Central Florida Zoological Services about what this could all mean for the industry. In this interview we don’t speculate and throw conjecture we examine the facts and what we would like to see happen regardless of who’s at the helm. Will the people be heard? Only time will tell, we invite your commentary below.

Herp Report with Jason White: Tuatara, Salmonella, & More

In this episode of the Herp Report with Jason White we discuss the rare Tuatara, Salmonella, and the dangers of Ball Python ownership as well as the reptiles and the media. Lolong also makes a guest appearance as well.

Shawn Heflick of Python Hunters on the Python Ban

In this episode Shawn Heflick talks with us¬†exclusively about the Python Ban and gives us the the bare bones reality of it just like he did in his first interview which you can catch here.¬†For those of who watch reptile shows on television you should be aware of Shawn Heflick and the show on NatGeo Wild called Python Hunters. It’s the first show that I have ever seen that doesn’t promote the hype.