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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Alabama Man Charged

A Phenix City, Alabama, man was charged with possessing and selling non-native venomous snakes (various western rattlesnakes) without a permit. (News source.)

It would be nice to see state officials focus on the crime itself, without attempting to justify the law with irresponsible arguments like, "these snakes pose a serious threat to people, and could threaten native wildlife had they escaped and began to breed." Makes a good soundbite, but it is little more than fear-mongering.

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