just wanted to share this
according to everything I have read here and elsewhere about HR669, we have nothing to fear about the animals WE ALREADY OWN. (I hope that is true) It would only prevent NEW animals from being obtained (legally) as well as more add more control the breeders
/sellers. Any animals that dont have permits MAY be confiscated
I was concerned that if I didnt have permits for my gliders I would have no rights under a "grandfather clause" so I contacted the wildlife game commission for NJ. Yes you need to have a permit in NJ amd this will ensure that even if HR669 is passed I get to keep them. The permit to keep them as pets is $10 regardless of amount of gliders. the males and females must be kept separetly (if intact) and to breed is a different permit (dont know the cost).
NOW the important bit: this is being copied directly off my permit: (capitals by me)
*this permit is issued subject to INSPECTION of premises and may be revoked at any time for VIOLATION
*the public may NOT come into contact with the regulated species listed on permit
*all regulated species must remain caged when not in the residence of the permittee
so....you can not take your gliders out of the home unless caged (does this include zippered bonding pouches
?) and I love this...THE PUBLIC MAY NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH) I wonder if a vendor
/seller has rights to allow the public to come into contact with them? Can anyone think of how this may affect some business that do that routinely??? I will be contacted the wildlife and game commission on that subject and will post my findings.