Unfortunately everyone who has a powerful voice in these things such as exotic banning is a <edit>: . They'll probably end up getting banned like reptiles and fish are.Someone who has a powerful voice needs to let people know that these breeders are actually helping by keeping certain species from going totally extinct.
Regardless of what transpires with the USARK injunction, it will have absolutely no effect on the Endangered Species Act listing of any of the Poecilotheria genus. The Lacey Act injunction is based on the interpretation of one, single word in the Act. The ESA is a separate law, and there are no such ambiguities in it.Not sure if any of you guys are reptile keepers as well, but the United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) made an injunction to the court of appeals regarding the addition of animals to the Lacey act and how it restricts interstate transport. The court of appeals made the decision that the US government dosent have the power/right to restrict interstate transportation with use of the Lacey Act (since that isn't what the Lacey Act was designed to do). So importation may be restricted going forward if they continue the initial legislation. But otherwise, interstate transportation will still be OK going forward. (As things stand)
From what I've gathered, the proposed ban also includes spiders bred in captivity. But I'm not in the middle of this so I could be wrong. Good to hear there's no ban in place yet.If it's captive bred, how is that even influenced by the endangered species act. Prove that you haven't been to where they live and which breeder you got it from.
The effect of being listed under the Endangered Species Act would be even more restrictive than being part of CITES, as it would also affect the domestic pet trade. (CITES Appendix II species, such as Mexican Brachypelma, can still be domestically bred for the commercial pet trade, provided there are no other laws prohibiting it.)From what I've gathered, the proposed ban also includes spiders bred in captivity. But I'm not in the middle of this so I could be wrong. Good to hear there's no ban in place yet.
Unfortunately, you seem to have a general misunderstanding of the law.... Both of your examples are pretty far into left field.People buy and sell captive bred tigers all the time & they're endangered species in the wild. Thousands are owned privately across America.
Besides, they would also have to prove a pokie isn't a hybrid, which would have no such protection, just saying!!