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Against More over reach and over regulation funded by Animal Rights groups. US citizens are tired of fighting off these nuts every year. We have the right and should continue to have the right to keep ANY animal we want as long as we do so in a safe and healthy manner. It would be nice if our representatives would quit being bought and paid for by special interests. It erodes the trust in public officials. Please vote against this horrible bill. I do business with many NV businesses and people. Also other states wrongly follow the lead of other states so we don't wanted bad laws and regulations spreading. Thank you! Apr-11-2015
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Against Responsible animal owners should be allowed to continue to demonstrate their freedom of pet choices. It is our RIGHT to own responsibly! Apr-07-2015
Against Hey I've got a plan. Lets just turn NV in California oh wait, that's what they are already trying to do. That's why I moved here in the first place. To get away from all the "Cram it down your throat legislation." All of their claims are based on lies, no science or anything of the like. I talked to NDOW and they said that they are getting so much pressure from outside groups that they have to do something. LOL, really! So that's how it works? So just keep the pressure on and you'll appease the few, the few not even from our state? NV is a Gaming, Ranching, Mining and Recreation State, a Western state that was cut from a different cloth. I'm proud to be a Nevadan since 77 and welcome all others to our state but just leave your agendas behind. Apr-05-2015
Against A waste of time and money that would be better spent on other things and unfair to responsible pet owners! Apr-04-2015
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Against I don't think its fair for states to regulate what we can and can't own as responsible pet owners. I pay my taxes just like anyone else and would expect to be treated fairly. However, I don't see this as being fair in anyway while putting regulations on myself, I don't support this bill in anyway, shape or form it doesn't matter if its state or nationwide I will continue to stand up against any and all bills that deal with invading my rights!! Apr-04-2015
Against As a responsible pet hobbiest I resent having yet more government restrictions forced upon us by a few loud individuals. There is no need for more legislation as the current ones cover the matter. My animals are well taken care of and are no threat to anyone. Please turn your attentions to more important matters. Apr-04-2015
Against As a responsible pet owner, I feel as though my rights should not be slowly taken away one by one. We deserve to have the right to keep what we choose, as long as we're responsible. I oppose AB361!!! Apr-04-2015
Against There are far more important issues our state should be concerned with. Exotic animals are a non-issue. There are enough regulations currently in place. I am against AB361. Apr-04-2015
Against This is an unnecessary bill that is wasting taxpayers' money and your time as a legislator as Nevada counties already hold the authority to write exotic animal ordinances. Also, 14 counties already have regulations in place. This bill is over-bearing unjust. I hope you’ll recognize concerns from those affected and not simply listen to the special interest groups pushing this legislation. Apr-04-2015
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Against As a resident of Nevada and responsible pet owner, I would like to voice my opinion on AB 361. It seems as if every day more legislation is introduced and sometimes passed which places undue stress on both owners of "non-mainstream" pets and the businesses which cater to the caretakers of such animals. AB 361 continues this trend. It appears to be a superfluous addition (as 14 Nevada counties already have exotic animal ordinances and all have definitions of the term "wild animal" ) which could also have disastrous consequences for a quickly growing segment of pet owners. Unfortunately, county commissioners are simply not qualified to create ordinances related to exotic animals as they do not have the specialized knowledge and experience necessary to understand the care requirements for these animals; thus, these decisions should not be left to people that do not understand the subject - AB 361 empowers those that have no business creating new ordinances. Further, the proposed amendment states that "the ownership of captive wild animals among persons in this State is a matter of public policy that needs to be addressed." This is simply fear-mongering hysteria. There is no crisis occurring in Nevada that necessitates overbearing legislation - especially when referring to reptiles - the owners of which would likely be disproportionately affected. Reptile owners in Nevada are already subject to various regulations, and they are unable to hold reptile shows (which has adversely affected the economy within the state). However, the regulations are unnecessary. Reptiles pose no risk to the general public, and every one of the very few deaths attributed to captive reptiles has been a result of carelessness on behalf of the owner which resulted in the owner themselves being the victim, not a member of the public that did not accept the risks. Apr-03-2015
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Against AB 361 is duplicative, in that NRS 224.189 and 244.359 already provide for counties to establish ordinances for the regulating, control and disposal of all kinds of animals. Apr-02-2015
Against Counties have no business regulating the private property of there residents. State level animal welfare regulations are the only, if any, regulations required. Apr-02-2015
Against As a reptile owner I feel that it is unnecessary to have a board of county commissioners to regulate the importation, possession, sale, transfer, or breeding of a captive animal. The reptiles I own are not wild animals. These reptiles have been bred in captivity for years. Many of those who breed are the only reason why a majority of these animals are in existence. What is expected to happen when more regulations are set? We will be fined? we will be expected to simply give away our animals? My reptiles are my pets, just as your dogs and cats are your pets. Apr-01-2015
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Against Save our Exotics Mar-31-2015
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Against This bill does nothing for animal welfare and is only a back door approach to regulating captive animals out of existence, There is already over 300 pages of local ordinances that cover the care and keeping of exotic animals. This is not needed and only add more uneducated fingers into the pie. Leave the owning and management of captive exotics up to the experts…i.e. those people that own them and dedicate their lives to them and their care. There is also no pubic safety issues that warrant over regulation and micromanagement by the state or local governments. There are many, many times more dog bites and deaths than any from captive wild exotics. Mar-26-2015
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Against This is a direct violation of our Constitution. we are not free if u are telling us what we can and can't have as a pet. that's not a free nation that's a governed nation and I feel as if this is a violation of rights that were Givin to me by my forefathers who fought and died for me to have this right just as the forefathers before u did and now u feel as if it's OK for u to take that away from us just because. That seems wrong... Mar-26-2015
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For Thanks for the opportunity to share my opinion. These animals are in great condition and the handlers are experts in their field. Mar-26-2015
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Against Quit trying to micromanage everything. Lion Habitat people are doing a great job, been there many times. Do you just want all animals killed? Stop this bill. Mar-26-2015
Against Leave the Lion Habitat alone and quite targeting it. You need to start worrying about real issues. Mar-25-2015
Against Leave the Lion Habitat alone! Mar-25-2015
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Against Please stop pestering the general public about their animals and other establishments about what they can and cant do. Do not give these animal right activist people the time of day and waste taxpayer money Mar-25-2015
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Against Why do States Government continually bow to the minority of people. What happened to We the People? Well We the People, as a majority, think there is enough laws. Start enforcing those already in place and stop trying to put businesses that are doing good for the people, animals and the land out of business because of the complaints of only a few! I may not reside in NV, however I do visit several times a year. Mar-25-2015
Against This County needs to change and not hold people back that actual helping animals. Where was the bill against the Animal Foundation contract.I guess as longest somebody can line their pockets animal suffering is ok. This bill gives to much power to wrong people see the decision above. Mar-25-2015
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Against The county commissioner officials do not have any expertise to make them able to effectively write laws governing exotic animals. This should be left to the USDA. Mar-25-2015
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Against The Lion Habiate is safe for the public & kids to view all Animals. Mar-25-2015
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Against HSUS is yet again sponsoring a highly restrictive bill that will do nothing more than tie the hands of small educational zoos in Nevada. Boards have a tendency to become partisan and/or of limited vision. All it will take is for 4 HSUS/PETA members/sympathizers to land on this board and they will restrict the small zoos such as the Lion Habitat and Roos-N-More to a point where they will have to close. Do not pass this bill. Mar-25-2015
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Against Leave them alone. You are not helping anyone. You just don't enjoy the fact people like this place. Do something useful with your time, like fixing the roads or adding stop signs and cross walks on streets that need them badly. Mar-25-2015
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Against This is unlawful. Mar-25-2015
Against This is wrong. The reptile breeders and hobbiest have rights. Please don't take these away by regulating what these people are experts in. Mar-25-2015
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Against Our Lion Habitat is our only Zoo in our city. They have just won one battle with our Clark County Commissioners. We don't need any more bills or regulations in this matter. Mar-25-2015
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Against This responsibility already belongs to the USDA not local county commissioners, let's keep it that way. Mar-25-2015
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Against This may be appropriate for people with wild animals, but does no justice to animal sanctuaries. Mar-25-2015
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Against This is extremely unnecessary!!! Mar-25-2015
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Against As a Nevada resident and business owner, I find this bill-AB361 as a complete waste of tax payer money and legislative time. We already have good laws in place to govern all captive held animals and there are issues in regards to the term "Captive Wild Animals", this bill will do nothing but cause more problems for the state. Being that the term "Wild Animals " has not been defined, this is leading to more confusion then help. There needs to be more definition and scientific study in regards to the term " Captive Wild Animals" as this leads us to guess what is actually meant by that term. In my opinion there are very few if any truly captive wild animals being kept by local residents and none that would require broader based laws. All animals are already governed by local,State and Federal laws. There is no need for confusion to what laws are already in place to govern these matters. Mar-25-2015
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Against You are giving the commission the power to write law that are end runs around state law already in place to protect small home based business. You are opening the state up for a class action law suit. City and counties can not enact laws that are in direct conflict with state laws, and or make it impossible for the general public to comply with. The state already has a well established dollar amount that small home base business must meet to get listened. Mar-19-2015
Against This seems to be too broad. What determines a wild animal? There are many responsible families with various animals as family members who should not be worried about this bill. This seems very restrictive to me. Mar-19-2015
Against I am against this bill. We already have laws for animal abuse. My birds are my household pets. My animals have been a big help with my daughter with Autism. I teach her how to be kind to animals & take care of them. Mar-19-2015
Against People who have the knowledge, time, funds and experience to care for exotics should maintain to do instead of tax payers hard earned money to cover for a less than mediocre care facility. These animals are enriched, loved and treated as family just as they deserve. Taking them will ultimately destroy them and bankrupt the state. Please reconsider this bill. Do not treat this as a whole. Not all exotic animal owners are negligent. A majority of them have devoted their entire lives to this, generation after generation. Mar-19-2015
Against 14 out 0f 17 counties already regulate, this bill is not needed, no need to waste time and money on this. Mar-19-2015
Against I do not support this bill and believe it default by means of untimely filing Mar-19-2015
Against This bill looks harmless on the surface, but in reality it creates the opportunity for AR rights groups to go after each county individually and enact bans on a county level. Going after exotics on a state wide level did not work last legislative session, so now it appears the next plan is to try to divide and conquer county-by-county. Mar-19-2015
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Against There is no need for this bill, Nv counties can already regulate exotics and they do. Mar-19-2015
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