I'll quote two paragraphs and then I'll link it to you guys. Honestly, I like the idea of protecting us against "Invading animals" however, I don't think they've put a lot of thought into it. I mean not only "Bye bye pet hamster" but also "bye bye zoo's" (Most zoo's and/or exhibits)
H.R. 669 stands for House Resolution 669 and is titled "The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act". It is a bill currently before Congress that if passed will change the way that the US Government classifies animal species that are not native to the United States. H.R. 669 will make it illegal to breed and sell many animals that are very common in the pet trade.
Anyone with pet fish, birds, reptiles, or small mammals will be affected by this bill. Any company selling product or services for pet fish, birds, reptiles or small mammals will be affected by this bill. Would you be impacted by "The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act"?
* Virtually all fish in an aquarium are not native to the United States
* Most pet birds are species not native to the US
* Most reptiles kept as pets are not native to the US
* Hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and ferrets are not native to the US
Now, I'd like to hear your guy's input.
Here is the site. Apparently they go to vote This Friday!!!!
I tried to add a poll on this one, but I couldn't get the polling option to work