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post #1 of 5 Old 12-17-2009, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Help My Hobby!

Could I please get everyone to sign this petition to amend shipping regulations on Tarantulas via USPS? The reasons WHY are all explained on the petition site, here:
Shipping Tarantulas USPS | Tarantula Shipping |

PLEASE. This will help my hobby immensely if you just sign. Whether or not you know or even like Tarantulas, this will take only a few seconds and your signature will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much!
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-17-2009, 10:48 PM
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Wait, I wasn't suppose to do that? Oops... I hope my spider and the government are ok with my oversight...

Anyway, that's certainly inconvenient. And I noticed it included turtles as well, which is an issue for me as a tortoise breeder. I don't see why such animals can't be shipped; they are completely harmless. I understand animals that are ACTUALLY venomous, but tarantulas, turtles, harmless snakes, etc, pose no threat to anyone unless the workers are poking around my shipping boxes and provoking the animals.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-17-2009, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well, no, you are not supposed to ship Ts, and it is very illegal, but there are MANY that are shipped every day.

A good man, the man I bought two of mine from got a warning. If you are caught you could face a several thousand dollar fine and like five years in prison.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-17-2009, 11:03 PM
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Signed :) Hope it helps you and all your spidey friends :)
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-17-2009, 11:26 PM
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I shipped mine quite a few years ago (roughly ten), so I guess I'm off the hook. If they haven't caught me by now, they never will. (Wha ha ha ha!) Next time though, I think I'll drive to get my critters. I don't want to pay obscene amount of money and go to prison.

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