Originally Posted by StudentoReptile
Easier said than done. I know a handful of legit 501(c)3 rescues that have been given the run-around trying to get such permits. The process for granting approval permits just creates more work for the FWS, so they obviously will either drag their feet or simply deny any requests outright. They do both very routinely.
I'm also sure they've seen enough people running a "rescue" for the posters reason. To get around local laws as well as to get "free" reptiles.