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Time to thank a politician

When our elected officials stick their necks out and do something good, they deserve praise. Last week, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and seven U.S. Representatives from Florida (see below list) sent letters to President Obama urging him to speed up the process for designating the Burmese python, boa constrictor and seven other constrictor snakes as “injurious wildlife.” If finalized, the designation will prohibit the importation and interstate transport of these snake as pets.

Stopping the import and trade in these large snakes would benefit animal welfare, improve public safety and protect Florida’s fragile environment.

A short note to thank these politicians for their leadership on this issue will encourage them to stand firm against pressure from snake breeders and the exotic pet industry.

Please write to Senator Nelson and let him know that you support his position on stopping the trade in large, potentially dangerous reptiles. (Make sure to mention that you are writing from Florida.)

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
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If your U.S. Representative was one of the seven (below) who sent a letter to the White House, please send him/her a thank you note as well (click here to find your U.S. Representative).

Congressman Vern Buchanan (13th Congressional District)
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Congressman Ted Deutch (19th Congressional District)
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Congressman Richard Nugent (5th Congressional District)
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Congressman David Rivera (25th Congressional District)
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Congressman Tom Rooney (16th Congressional District)
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Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (20th Congressional District)
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Congressman Allen West (22nd Congressional District)
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One Response to “Time to thank a politician”

  1. on 05 Dec 2011 at 10:00 am Ashley

    If your protesters spent two hours volunteering instead of protesting your cause would be more appreciated. Lend a helping hand and spread the word. Protesting does nothing but draw attention to a business. Soon the people will forget why their attention has been drawn to that specific business and ignore your message and patronize the business. So Sad..

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