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Government may ban giant snake imports

from Wired

Nine species of giant, exotic snakes will face new import and transportation restrictions if regulations under consideration by the Interior Department are enacted. The snakes would be listed as "injurious species" under the Lacey Act, a law first established in 1900 that gives the Interior Department the ability to restrict some aspects of commercial distribution of potentially harmful plants and animals. The new regulations come after the U.S. Geological Survey published an assessment of the risk posed by exotic snakes to native ecosystems. more

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