So, last week's episode certainly made some waves! To kick this one off, I'll share some comments I received about tarantula sales laws in other countries. Then, we'll tackle some questions and comments on last week's episode, including one by a very angry breeder. Sadly, it wasn't the only one that I received. In this episode, I use this negative feedback to clarify and to better articulate the message that I'm trying to get out there.
Note: To clarify a point, when Brazil declared to USFWS that they had not allowed the legal exportation of any species of tarantulas from their country, by letter of law from the Lacey Act, this made any species endemic only to Brazil illegal to own in the US. However, the USFWS has yet to enforce that part of the law and is being VERY reasonable in recognizing that many of these species have been bought and traded for years. However, if we continue to ignore the laws they ARE currently enforcing, that could all change.