Georgia expands ban on sure wild animals as pets – WSB-TV Channel 2

Georgia expands ban on sure wild animals as pets – WSB-TV Channel 2

The Georgia Division of Pure Assets (DNR) has expanded limits on the place animals could be purchased, bought, or saved as pets within the state.

Beginning December 4, homeowners of not too long ago added wildlife species have one 12 months to satisfy new necessities for preserving their pets.

Pet homeowners might want to register and tag the six reptiles which were added to the checklist.

Enterprise homeowners might want to promote acquired animals earlier than the adjustments take impact, and those that are usually not eligible for permits or permits might want to discover a appropriate residence for his or her animals.

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New additions to the checklist of prohibited wildlife species efficient December 4 embrace all mongooses; birds equivalent to Purple macaws, monk macaws or Quaker parrots, besides these with monk macaws or Quaker parrots underneath a wildlife allow in power on the date this regulation is in impact; fish equivalent to snakehead, African tiger fish, flower bream, carp, black carp, perch, catfish and catfish; and invertebrates equivalent to dreissenid clams, large African land snails, and marbled crayfish.

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The unique legislation didn’t require legal responsibility insurance coverage for all unique cats. The brand new rule requires legal responsibility insurance coverage for all non-domesticated species within the cat household.

House owners of Indian rock pythons, Burmese pythons, Argentine black and white tegus, Nile iguanas, African hat turtles, and softshell turtles can proceed to maintain these animals as pets with no allow, so long as homeowners tag and register them with the Georgia DNR Legislation Enforcement Division inside 12 months of December 4, 2022.

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A number of invertebrates together with snails, crayfish, shrimp and mussels have additionally been added to the checklist. You may view the whole doc right here.

That is the primary time the checklist of wildlife species has been up to date by the Georgia DNR since 1994.

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