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  • Federal Legislation Threatens Pet Owners, Zoos and Aquariums, and Biomedical Research

    Art Parola, National Animal Interest Alliance|Feb 13, 2022

    A last-minute amendment to the COMPETES Act, H.R. 4521, was slipped in, presumably to avoid attention and pushback from the millions of Americans who will be affected, and to bypass congressional hearings. The language creates a major change to the provisions of the Lacey Act that regulate species deemed by US Fish & Wildlife Service to be injurious. While promoted under the guise of protecting the country from invasive species, the true goal of the legislative change is to ban as much of the...