On Friday, Senate Bill 318 was presented to Governor Crist. The bill would stop the breeding, sale and trade of Burmese pythons, African rock pythons, anaconda and Nile monitors, among other “reptiles of concern” in Florida. (A person who currently possesses one of these reptiles would be allowed to keep the animal for the remainder of that animal’s life.) During the 2010 legislative session in Tallahassee, the bill passed both the Florida House of Represenatives and the Florida Senate with unanimous votes. The Governor has until June 5 to sign the bill, veto it or simply allow it to become law.
You Can Help
Please contact Governor Crist and urge him to sign SB 318 into law. This bill has broad support and would be an important proactive step to improve public safety, protect Florida’s fragile environment and benefit animal welfare.
Governor Charlie Crist
Phone: (850) 488-7146