There are people who ‘love’ snakes, especially those that are large and dangerous. Once they own them they very often have no idea how to care for their new pet. But already before these animals get into the hands of their new owners they often have undergone a horrendous odyssey.
So these animals need a lobby: they need to stay in their original home, not being captured and dragged to a place where they do not belong:
“In 2012, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) listed four out of nine large constrictor snakes as injurious under the Lacey Act, which stopped the interstate commerce in these species as pets. Now, the USFWS is deciding whether to add the remaining five species to this list, including boa constrictors and reticulated pythons which represent most of the deadly snakes in the trade.
Large constrictor snakes are dangerous and suffer immensely from neglect during transportation in the pet trade. In several areas, they have become established as an invasive species after being released by irresponsible pet owners and have wiped out native birds and mammals.
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