“Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.” ~ Jean Anouilh The Statistical Danger of Death From Captive Constrictor Snakes According to the American Pet Products Association, there were 13 million reptiles living as pets in the U.S.
Month: November 2012
Part One of this series discussed the background of HR 511 and the falsified junk science upon which it is based. Part Three dispels other myths and propaganda about constrictor snakes. The HR 511 Subcommittee Hearing of November 29, 2012 The U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs held a legislative
“Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion.” ~ Egyptian Proverb The Legislative History of HR 511 On January 26, 2011, U.S. Representative Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) introduced House Resolution 511 which seeks to amend title 18, United States Code (the “Lacey Act”), to prohibit the importation of nine species of constrictor snakes as injurious
Senator George Graham Vest (December 6, 1830 – August 9, 1904) was a U.S. politician. Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, he was known for his skills in oration and debate. Vest, a lawyer as well as a politician, served as a Missouri Congressman, a Confederate Congressman during the Civil War, and finally a US Senator. He