I agree with you completely, Lisa. The laws in general are pretty rotten and there are a percentage of herpers that can keep the large carnivorous reptiles quite well. It's the many idiots who get in over their heads that are responsible for the laws existing in the first place.
I do think people who can prove they have the knowledge and skills necessary to keep crocodilians properly should be allowed to get a permit and keep them legally. But if they choose to do so in an illegal fashion it makes it easier for even more restrictive laws to pass which hurts everybody.
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