PLEASE HELP REPTILE OWNERS IN WEST VIRGINIA!
The reptile ban has moved through the senate and is about to go to our Governor’s office for approval. Please help us to tell Governor Tomblin to veto House Bill 4393 immediately!
Please call and fax Governor Tomblin and tell him to veto this bill as soon as it reaches his desk! The phone number is 304-558-2000 if they ask for an area code (I don’t think they ask for address but they might ask for area code to prove you are in West Virginia) tell them its 25320. When I called it was after hours and I had to leave a message so I’m not sure if they will ask for it or not, but I’ve been told they don’t even ask for a name.
HB4393 outlines banning ALL boa constrictors and all snakes which could exceed 6 feet from the get go, this covers almost every snake on the market. They say if you already have one of these animals you can keep them as long as you pay an undisclosed fee plus carry a 300,000 insurance policy. They know West Virginians can’t afford that!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take a couple minutes out of your day to help us keep our reptiles! Don’t think that if they are allowed to do it here they won’t do it to everyone else too. Our representatives excuse was “they are banning these animals in states near us so it only makes sense for us to ban them too.”