Herp 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.
We caught up with Dav Kauffman at the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo while in Canada and spoke to him about his beginnings in herpetoculture and what he thinks of Rattlesnake Roundups as well as what to expect in the future from Ophis Entertainment
Reptilia Zoo in Canada is like no other facility I’ve ever had the opportunity to visit. Many would think ‘Reptile Zoo’ and think of ramshackle thrown together enclosures with a staff with less knowledge than a first time keeper. Let me assure you with the likes of Dr. Ngo, Cheryl Sheridan, and Lee Parker at the helm of this incredible facility there is no way this should be thought of as a typical private zoo often portrayed in mass media. For starters listen to this interview then go and see our video we shot Reptilia Zoo
We caught up with Clint Hill of Gecko Hill at the Canada Reptile Breeders Expo for a quick chat about what he has in the works as far as geckos and more.We spoke with Clint Hill about how he came into geckos and discovered not only the usual suspects such as Leopard Geckos but much more.Grab a drink and have a listen.