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Reptile Amphibian & Bug Club Message Board › SUCCESS! CHULA VISTA REPTILE BAN THWARTED!

SUCCESS! CHULA VISTA REPTILE BAN THWARTED!

Susan
Susan_N
Group Organizer
San Diego, CA
Post #: 11
We are thrilled to report our efforts over the past 24 hours were very successful! Our discussions with the Director of Animal Services for Chula Vista started early in the day and we were thrilled when they agreed to the remove the python, boa and monitor bans and only require secure and sufficient caging for the 3 groups. Additionally, by Chula Vista Municipal Code, so long as caging requirement is met and we follow federal and state statutes, herps are not considered wild animals and are not subject to section 6.04.070 of the code!

After a long night at City Hall (our portion finished at 11:15pm) we were successful in not only protecting our rights as herp owners, but we assisted our allies in the cause (the dog, cat & bird breeders) by pressing for removal of the most offensive and damaging provision for them as well.

We owe a major debt of gratitude to the following persons and groups:

Mariya Anton - Director of Animal Services - for her willingness to listen and work to resolve issues with the legislation.

Joan Miller - Cat Fanciers' Association, CFA Legislative Coordinator - for bringing this action to the attention of national personnel who spread the word to PIJAC, Kingsnake and they on to the masses in the community

Mike & the whole crew from South Bay Tropical for rounding up a professional & eloquent crew to help us present to the City Council

and all the supportive members of the Reptile Amphibian & Bug Club/SDHS and the San Diego Herp Community.

We gained public recognition from the council for our professionalism, passion and overwhelming turnout - 32 people registered to speak and the majority stuck around for 7 hours for the privilege of addressing the council!
JOB WELL DONE EVERYONE!
Kevin O.
user 4145915
San Diego, CA
Post #: 1
Good work Susan, and everyone else who was involved in this effort! It is really appreciated!
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