Hearing Slated For Nonnative Species Ban
On April 23, 2009, a hearing is scheduled on H.R. 669, a ban on nonnative species.
A Congressional subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for legislation that could effectively ban ownership of thousands of nonnative species in the United States, including most reptiles, birds, fish and several mammals (hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and ferrets) commonly kept as pets.
The House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife has scheduled a hearing on House Resolution 669 for April 23, 2009.