Reptile & Amphibian General
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New Thread #13: "Banned" Edition
First recognized in 1900 (Amended many times), the Lacey Act prohibits the importation and interstate travel of about 236 species of wild life. For Reptile & Amphibian General, these are listed:
Brown Tree Snake
Central/Western African Rock Python
Southern African Rock Python
The last four snakes, added in 2012, weren't the only ones proposed. There were 5 others, denied initially then re-opened for investigation in 2014 to allow any new information to be considered before final judgement. Those 5 snakes were:
Boiga snakes were briefly investigated in 2003, but ultimately not listed.
Around 2009, things just got weird when someone proposed adding all amphibians and their eggs unless tested for chytrid fungus and had accompanying health certificates saying so.
All the info about this stuff can be found here:
If anyone has any recent information regarding the 2014 inquiry on constrictors, or the 2010 inquiry on amphibians, please let us know. I couldn't find anything.
Pic is an African Rock Python.
"AKC Breeders of Merit"
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Is AKC recognition a good thing when looking for a breeder? Whenever I think of the AKC, I think of the "champion bloodline" dogs that receive endless praise from the club, and it's shit like GSDs with fucked up hips, bulldogs with horrible underbites, and pugs that can barely breathe. I don't hear much else about the club, so in my mind I've gotten the image of this group of sadistic idiots that aggressively encourage the breeding of sick, miserable animals because "they look cool".
Am I wrong? Is there any reason to support the AKC?
This isn't a troll thread, I assure you. I'm legitimately curious.
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How can you possibly not have the labrador as your favouritest dog, if not animal? Super smart, loyal, beautiful, can and will protect you (but you'll want to protect IT), very easily trained, will be your best buddy for ever. The only "drawback" is if you're a hipster idiot who treats your friend like a fashion accessory and actually give two shits about the fact that a lot of people will have one, so you won't be a special snowflake.
The labrador just wins. Period.
TL;DR Explain how the labradog isn't best dog in the whole wide world.
Protip: you literally cannot
Bad owners thread
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Checked catalog couldn't find any bad owner general thread. Post your grievances here.
Mad as hell today
>bring dog to dog park as usual
>usually a good park, no issues and people know how to take care of their dogs
>mother and I walking with dog as he explores and pees on everything as usual
>husky coming in
>oh okay no problem
>husky runs right in humps dog
>pull him off my dog
>owner doesn't care, he laughs it off
>husky runs back, pins dog on ground, attacks him and gets a hold on his neck
>punch the dog really hard (hand hurts afterwards) and pull him off
>owner saw entire thing happen
>"oh wow he's never done that before" then beats his dog for a solid 20 seconds
>not going back in mornings anymore
Husky owners, man. Only have had bad experiences with all but one. Please if you can't handle a husky, don't get one.