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Old 03-08-03, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Keepers for Responsible Reptile Care

This happens to be my project for any of you that dont know it's more of a US thing at this time but I dont see why canada should be left out. as I havent explained what this is about your probley lost so this is my why you should join article:


Why should I join?

The KRRC is committed to educating reptile owners and store staff on the proper care of pet reptiles. By informing the public of the joys and responsibilities of reptile keeping the reptile community can limit the amount of restrictions placed on the hobby.
Groups such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are much more concerned with “conventional” pets and don’t believe the public can take care of or should own reptiles. They address erroneous accusations of the risks of salmonella and make many references to their belief that few if any people have the funds or knowledge to care for these animals correctly. By breeding many of the common reptile species kept today, the hobby has demonstrated its knowledge of husbandry requirements and has significantly reduced strain on wild populations.
Still with all the steps forward in the last number of years we are far from what the reptile community could become. Many pet stores have slightly a clue on how to take care of many of the animals. Newcomers to the overwhelming world of reptiles are given wrong information and impulsively buy an animal that they will not be able to take care of. With many pet store selling sick, mistreated animals and people not fully understanding husbandry requirements the majority of reptiles bought die within the first year.
Education is an obvious inevitability in the advancement of keeping reptiles as pets. Showing young children and adults not to fear but respect reptiles is also an important undertaking.
None of this will be possible without a strong following in the community to change what we have for the better. To show organizations like the HSUS that we can do the “impossible” that we can take care of our chosen pet and do so responsibly. I and the members of the KRRC thank every one of the reptile enthusiasts that join the fight for correct treatment of pet reptiles.

(mods as this may be considered avritiseing in some sence dont delete this it is for the good of the reptile community IMO) Thanks!


the site isent up yet, or not fully anyways, any input would be great

the fourms are at http://www.uskrrc.iwebland.com/boards/index.php

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Old 03-09-03, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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none of the 40 people have anything to say about this?? if you guys dont think this is a good idea or even worth my time please tell me! thanks, matt
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I think it is a wonderful idea, but also an arduous undertaking. I wish you all the luck in it. I try to do my own part to educate people about reptiles. I have been able to turn several ophidiophobes into ophidiophiles Patience, identifying and working through the fears, dispelling myths, then finally getting them to touch and hold the snakes. After the fear is conquered, love and respect shine through.
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I SAY IT IS A GREAT THING TO DO!
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thanks for the input I guess I will continue as planed!
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