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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

Canada Agencies - Canadian Wildlife Service

UK Agencies - DEFRA - Animal Health

Organizations - AVMA - ARAV - HCU - IRCF - IUCN - NPA - PARC - PIJAC - PIJAC Canada - TRAFFIC - USARK

Related Links - Animal Legal and Hist. Center

Animal Rights Organizations - PETA - HSUS

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