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Old 08-15-03, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul-2003
Location: Ontario
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The Grandfather Clause is a provision exempting persons or other entities already engaged in an activity from rules or legislation affecting that activity. This term comes up in herpetoculture when a local herp-banning bylaw is passed after acquisition of the newly banned herps, thus this clause can be cited to protect the collector if he/she can prove his/her animals were acquired before the bylaw was passed.
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