the feds wanna' take your pets [x-posted]

On April 23rd 2009, The Natural Resources Committee of the U.S. Congress will hold a hearing on H.R. 669, a resolution that will in effect ban importation, interstate transport, and the private ownership of most birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish as pets. Should HR669 be adopted as written only the following nonnative animals
would be allowed:

-Cats (Felis catus)
-Cattle/Oxen (Bos taurus)
-Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)
-Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)
-Donkey/Asses (Equus asinus)
-Domesticated Geese (family Anatidae)
-Domesticated Ducks (Anas spp.)
-Goats (Capra aegagrus hircus)
-Common Goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus)
-Horses (Equus caballus)
-Llama (Lama glama)
-Mule/Hinny (Equus caballus x E. asinus)
-Domesticated Pigs/Hogs (Sus scrofa domestica)
-Domesticated Rabbit vatieties (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
-Sheep (Ovis aries)

Should this resolution be adopted into law as written it will have a devastating impact on every pet owner and business in the United States.

Action is needed TODAY to protect your rights to keep your pets! (So call/email/write your local congressrep voicing your opposition)
Click the link below for more information and what you can do to protect your pets:

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EDIT: I made quite the... Equus asinus of myself, believing what was circulating before studying the bill. That list is only the definition of domestic species. No list has been agreed upon yet. LINK FOR ACTUAL BILL news

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do anoles work with water in a terrarium?

Hello, I'm a first-time poster on this forum, I had a question to ask some of you more experienced herp keepers. I am interested in turning my 29 gallon tank into a semi tropical vivarium witht the eventual introduction of one or two anoles, nothing too major, and nothing that is going to get taken out (or really want to get taken out) and pet and handled. I've been reading up on anole's requirements but was wondering what the consensus was on water. I was considering doing a waterfall with a little stream made out of corkbark (if I get really ambitious). I'm not talking doing a lot of water like a turtle tank, the majority of the bottom surface would be land, with approprite climbing plants, branches, etc. Anoles need partial moisture, but is this going too far? Are there risks to the anoles besides just the threat of drowning, or is there something here I havn't caught?

All ideas and comments are welcome, thanks.

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Hey Vivpeople

Hey, I'm new. Name is Tom, from NYC.

here's a pic of my vivarium taken about a year ago. it houses six dart frogs (2 each of azureus, bicolor and tinctorius)

the viv looks a somewhat different today - grown out a bit. Took a few pics yesterday and I'll throw one up here when i get around to downloading onto the computer.


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Hi there. I just found this community and joined. I posted a bunch of pics on my journal a couple of days ago - you can find them here.

To me setting the tank up is the most exciting part of fishkeeping. Its always about the next project!

Currently I have a unplanted 55g Malawi theme tank, a planted 35 hex Amazon theme, and a planted 30 gallon with rainbowfish.

Projects - another 55 that will be set up for the rainbowfish I have in the 30g, and a 5g that will be set up to house my new betta.