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Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources Main Site
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Transportation and Holding of Native Wildlife
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Herp Laws


Keeping reptiles and amphibians is often subject to a variety of laws, regulations, and restrictions. These resources are here to help you navigate the sometimes complex issues of herp ownership.

International Agencies - CITES

U.S. Agencies - Center For Disease Control - Fish & Wildlife Service
Dept of Agriculture - Dept of Interior - House of Representatives - Senate

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UK Agencies - DEFRA - Animal Health

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