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Re: Frustrating Laws (Hoping for Heated topics and debate)

Post: # 16532Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:50 pm

SpeciesK wrote:I have no ants of any kind. I don't know anyone personally who has ants of any kind. :) I want to keep repeating that so people don't get confused over why I am even pursuing this. It is to separate what is real from what is perceived or assumed by people. I am after the truth whatever it is, however convenient or inconvenient it is to people. :ugeek:

I am working my way thru your list. Just in general, we are not talking about major plant pests like RIFA, an imported, non-native species, so your vague blanket statement about unspecified State laws dealing with them do not apply.

The Lacey Act deals with -importing- illegally acquired wildlife and plants for sale in the USA. It does not cover native species. And it does not cover legally acquired wildlife and plants in the foreign country.

So far, this only would possibly apply to importing queen ants illegally but not legally. It does NOT apply to native species transported or sold in the USA. :geek:
"The pest list represents well-documented organisms of greatest risk to the United States
and is not an all-inclusive list of actionable pests. APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service) may take quarantine action on organisms within the following higher taxa whether or
not they are included on the pest list."
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_imports/downloads/Qualstatement.pdf

The entire family Formicidae are treated as pest organisms for direct or indirect damage to crops.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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