What you need to know about the proposed bill that
would ban us from owning exotic pets. Including
parrots, aquarium fish and reptiles.
What is HR 669?
H.R. 669 stands for House Resolution 669 and is titled
"The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act".
It is a bill currently before Congress that if passed
will change the way that the US Government classifies
animal species that are not native to the United States.
H.R. 669 will make it illegal to breed and sell many
animals that are very common in the pet trade.
Why should you care about HR 669?
Anyone with pet fish, birds, reptiles, or small mammals will
be affected by this bill. Any company selling product or
services for pet fish, birds, reptiles or small mammals will be
affected by this bill. Would you be impacted by "The Nonnative
Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act"?
- Virtually all fish in an aquarium are not native to the United States
- Most pet birds are species not native to the US
- Most reptiles kept as pets are not native to the US
- Hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and ferrets are not native to the US