NARBC: North American Reptile Breeders Conference

NARBC: North American Reptile Breeders Conference Next Show is Arlington Texas at the Arlington Convention Center located at 1200 Ballpark Way.
The North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show is a Trade Show where many of the top breeders from all over the World come to showcase & sell their Captive Born Reptiles to the public. If you want to see the Worlds Best Breeders, dry goods manufacturers, cricket growers, art dealers and clothing manufacturers this is the place to do it at DEEPLY discounted breeder direct pricing. GREAT FAMILY EVENT!!!
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The next Show is the Arlington Texas Show. Come out and see and buy reptiles from amazing breeders from all over the Country at DIRT CHEAP PRICES!!

Mission: To help people see reptiles in a different environment from what they may be use to and to give Vendors a classier venue from which to showcase their goods. To show the proper way of keeping and selling herps and increase awareness about our Industry. The Saturday night auctions help to fund USARK the ONLY lobbyist organization for the Reptile Industry.

02/19/2020

TINLEY HOST HOTEL SOLD OUT

We have a rate at the following hotel.....

Country Inn & Suites
18315 South LaGrange Road
Tinley Park, IL. 60487
PH: 708-560-9300

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02/18/2020
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No better way to attend the Tinley Park Show than with a VIP TICKET.....$50 each.

Why?

Entry to the show during setup on Friday from 2 to 7. This includes the food and cash bar on Friday night. Easy to look at the super exclusive stuff that sells before the Saturday opener!

Entry on Saturday at 7:30am with the vendors before the public and crowds start at 10am.

Entry at 10am vs 11am on Sunday.

Www.narbc.com/tickets

North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Shows (NARBC). Shows are for the public and breeders to meet many of the world's top reptile breeders. Pasadena, CA, Tinley Park, IL, Arlington, TX.

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If you love ball python combos, especially outstanding visual combos, you gotta love J.Kobylka Reptiles. Justin has some amazing animals on display at Arlington NARBC.

Only at our auction tonight in Arlington!!!
02/15/2020

Only at our auction tonight in Arlington!!!

What!? Look at this awesomeness! You just never know what you find at the USARK auctions. This custom crocheted baby Yoda was created and donated by Heidi and Jack Dunlap of Southern Star Reptiles. So cool! Didn’t Jack do a fine job crocheting him? And you can only get it at tonight’s NARBC: North American Reptile Breeders Conference auction in Arlington, Texas.

Don’t forget to pick up a new NARBC Show shirt next month at Tinley Park!! March 14-15
02/14/2020

Don’t forget to pick up a new NARBC Show shirt next month at Tinley Park!!

March 14-15

02/14/2020

You can buy tickets to the show at the show all weekend long!!

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02/14/2020

USARK - United States Association of Reptile Keepers
Newsletter from 2/13/20
Read below or at https://mailchi.mp/usark/narbc_tx2020
ALERTS and NARBC Texas

NARBC: North American Reptile Breeders Conference Arlington

The biggest show in Texas is back and it just keeps growing! You'll see more animals, more products, more vendors, and more of everything reptile and amphibian. You definitely want to be there. This is your chance to meet some of the herp world's most recognized and knowledgeable professionals.

DO NOT MISS the USARK benefit auction Saturday night following the show. There will be well over $15,000 in donations, all just waiting for you to bid. What will be there? Well, you'll have to attend to see. All show attendees are welcome!

The auctions always have both live and silent portions so there are opportunities for everyone. Show attendees can come and hang out with the vendors while enjoying the always amusing antics by Brian Potter.

USARK appreciates the continued support from Bob, Brian, and the NARBC crew.

Show Schedule:

Saturday, Feb. 15: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Benefit Auction: Saturday night in the convention center with a preview beginning shortly after the show ends. FREE and open to everyone.
Sunday, Feb. 16: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where:
Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011

More information at www.narbc.com/Arlington/arlington.html.

AUCTION NOTE: There will be adult-oriented language and shenanigans at the auction. While everyone is welcome, parents should be advised if bringing children. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar.

PLEASE read the ALERTS at the link or on the original post.

USARK Newsletter from 2/13/20
Read below or at https://mailchi.mp/usark/narbc_tx2020
ALERTS and NARBC Texas

NARBC: North American Reptile Breeders Conference Arlington

The biggest show in Texas is back and it just keeps growing! You'll see more animals, more products, more vendors, and more of everything reptile and amphibian. You definitely want to be there. This is your chance to meet some of the herp world's most recognized and knowledgeable professionals.

DO NOT MISS the USARK benefit auction Saturday night following the show. There will be well over $15,000 in donations, all just waiting for you to bid. What will be there? Well, you'll have to attend to see. All show attendees are welcome!

The auctions always have both live and silent portions so there are opportunities for everyone. Show attendees can come and hang out with the vendors while enjoying the always amusing antics by Brian Potter.

USARK appreciates the continued support from Bob, Brian, and the NARBC crew.

Show Schedule:

Saturday, Feb. 15: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Benefit Auction: Saturday night in the convention center with a preview beginning shortly after the show ends. FREE and open to everyone.
Sunday, Feb. 16: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where:
Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011

More information at www.narbc.com/Arlington/arlington.html.

AUCTION NOTE: There will be adult-oriented language and shenanigans at the auction. While everyone is welcome, parents should be advised if bringing children. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar.

Florida ALERT
Tegu, Iguana, and Conditional Species ban

UPDATE: Please read the USARK FL release linked below for full updates:

LINK with update: www.facebook.com/usarkfl/photos/a.166328888040966/179107863429735/

If you think bans make sense, please be sure to read our full alert.

It takes less than 10 minutes to learn what is happening and take action. Just click the links below!

ACTION ALERT direct link: www.usarkfl.org/post/2020ban

Facebook ALERT link: www.facebook.com/usarkfl/photos/a.166328888040966/166326754707846

West Virginia Alert
Bills to support!

Two House Bills (HB4678 and HB4756) have been introduced which would prevent herps from being listed as "Dangerous Wild Animals" in West Virginia. HB4756 would also block exotic birds from being listed.

Full details at www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/photos/a.398227663592526/2713865895362013/.

Georgia Alert

Senate Bill 338 amends Georgia's current "pet dealer" law found at Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 4 of the Official Code of Georgia. The current law covers "dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, or other animals customarily obtained as pets." Fish would be excluded but the number of animals sold requiring someone to have a pet dealer license is decreased drastically (by 33%). Essentially, hobbyists having just one clutch or litter of some herps would be treated like pet shops and major businesses.

Full details at www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/photos/a.2656047597810510/2704162519665684.

Illinois Alert

This is another "traveling animal act" ban. Illinois Senate Bill 2546 (SB2546) amends a current law and it is important to realize what is happening.

Full details at www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/photos/a.2656047597810510/2701060699975866.

Colorado ALERT

BAN on educational outreach programs and more with any animal non-native to Colorado! A hearing has been scheduled for February 13 at 1:30 PM. The language of this bill is confusing for many people, so it is important to read our full alert. Additionally, we have been made aware that, as usual, the animal rights group(s) who wrote and are pushing this bill are intentionally misleading legislators regarding the consequences and impacts.

Full details and alert at www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/photos/a.398227663592526/2696747393740530.

Washington State ALERT

A traveling animal act bill has been introduced. House bill 2824 (HB2824) will ban certain animals at "any exhibition, public showing, presentation, display, exposition, fair, animal act, circus, ride, trade show, petting zoo, carnival, parade, race, or similar undertaking..."

UPDATE: February 7 was the last day to pass bills out of committee and read them into the record on the floor in house of origin. This bill failed to meet the session cutoff calendar deadline! Thank you to everyone who educated legislators and opposed this bill.

Full details and alert at www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/photos/a.2656047597810510/2689083401173596/?type=1&theater.

South Carolina ALERT

Two bills have been introduced (and have passed committees) with the stated purpose of protecting South Carolina's native herp species. The bills also affect activities by responsible keepers and breeders so stakeholders should be fully informed on what is happening and learn what they can do to be involved. Unfortunately, even well-intended bills can have unintended negative consequences. If the bill passes, there will be new regulations following from SC DNR.

House Bill 4831 has passed the House and is headed to the Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Committee.

Full details at www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/photos/a.2656047597810510/2656458114436125.

Indiana Update

UPDATE: The bill did not receive a vote at either of the last two hearings and it seems it will once again die. Read about House bill 1200 at www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/photos/a.2656047597810510/2667524226662847.

Oklahoma ALERT

House bill 3604 is a "Dangerous Wild Animal" bill with an included species list.

LINK: www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/photos/a.2656047597810510/2677132029035400

Los Angeles Alert

A last-minute amended proposal was snuck in without public notice and passed the Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee on Wednesday, February 5.

The new ordinance will now be heard before the full City Council on February 18.

You can read the latest draft ordinance at http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2016/16-1357_ord_draft_02-04-2020.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3MpY1X-aBGxDlK4dfy6M2c4aDIqqy3tSNDgVSayPMcC1Z2Y5GAMxcKB6Q.

NOTE that the new draft was not filed until Feb. 4 and the hearing and vote occurred on Feb. 5. This meant ZERO opportunity for stakeholder and public input.

L.A. City Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 18.
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER
ROOM 340, CITY HALL
200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

Full details at www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/photos/a.398227663592526/2375087185906554.

Crocodile Conservation Fundraiser and IgaunaFest Update

The awesome people behind CrocFest are at it again! They have been helping save crocodiles for 10 years and they want this to be the biggest and best fundraiser yet. To cap off their 20th anniversary of Croc School, they will be holding a huge benefit and auction on April 24 at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

All CrocFest proceeds will go to a project in Timor Leste concerning human-crocodile conflict issues involving the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). More details to follow but this will be the first time CrocFest has raised money for a project associated with Salties!

Get all of the details at www.facebook.com/crocfests or www.crocfest.org.

The 3rd IguanaFest has been postponed until next year. The new IguanaLand wlll welcome all iguana fans in 2021! Join the group below for updates.

IguanaFest Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/135371496972792

Donate to the USARK Legal Defense Fund

Information for making donations online and via check/money order can be found at www.usark.org/reptile-defense-fund-2/. You can make one-time, weekly, monthly or annual donations. You can also include a message that will be posted on the Legal Defense Fund Donor Wall at www.usark.org/usark-announcement/reptile-defense-donor-wall/ for all to see. You can even choose to make your donation or donation amount anonymous. Thanks for your support as we constantly battle legislation against responsible reptile and amphibian keeping. USARK is not possible without your donations.

Find A Vet

Need a good herp veterinarian? The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) can help. ARAV provides a free Find-A-Vet service at http://arav.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=3661.

Reptile Shows and Related Events

Visit our show page at www.usark.org/list-of-reptile-shows.

Please note that our website is still undergoing work to resolve several issues. Thanks for your understanding and support!

Photo: axanthic green iguana (Iguana iguana) © Matthijs Kuijpers

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01/26/2020

Show hours as always....

Saturday 10-5

Sunday 11-4

February 15th & 16th

Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, Texas

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The Chiricahua Desert Museum is home to hundreds of native reptiles and amphibians. Our exhibits are world class and feature some of the rarest species in North America.

Cool!!! In that area? Stop in and contribute!!
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This Saturday come out to the brewery from 1 pm - 5:30 pm as we team up with Ashton Biological Preserve for Taps for Tortoises. We're hosting an event to benefit the Gopher Tortoises, featuring a brand new beer, a special talk by the Ashton team at 3:30, and a chance to get up-close and personal with the education animals of ABP!⠀

For every draft beer or 4-pack purchased of Keystone Species this Saturday, Swamp Head will donate $1 to Ashton Biological Preserve. Released Saturday at 1 pm, Keystone Species is a refreshing Blonde Ale brewed with Prickly Pear and Pineapple; 5% ABV, $11/4-pack. Brewery only.

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11/14/2019

USARK - United States Association of Reptile Keepers

ACTION ALERT: SB906 and SB1414 ban on tegus and iguanas
Read below or at www.usarkfl.org/post/2020ban

UPDATE: SB1414 is being heard on Feb. 3 at 4:00 PM:

Senate Environment and Natural resources Committee
Mallory Horne Committee Room 37
Senate Building
404 S. Monroe
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Senate Bill 906 (SB906) will ban possession and any activities with both the green iguana (Iguana iguana) and the Argentine black and white tegu (Salvator merianae). After not getting traction from the legislature in the last few years, this ban now has support and has passed its first committee. On 1/21, SB906 received a favorable vote of 4-0 by the Senate Environment and Natural Resources. A probable amendment to add Colombian (black and gold) tegus and red tegus was mentioned by the bill sponsor (Farmer) but not introduced yet. The amendment could include other species, too. The bill will next be heard in the Senate Committee on Community Affairs (where the amendment to add more tegu species will likely be introduced).

PLEASE read everything below for full details and actions to take! AND SHARE THIS!!!

UPDATE: A companion bill, House Bill 1415, has been filed. HB1415 would have the same consequences as SB906.

Additionally, Senate Bill 1414 and HB 777 are also filed. SB1414 and HB777 are even worse. Not only do they ban iguanas and tegus, but they also ban any sales and breeding of all species currently listed as Conditional species. Essentially, the current permit available allowing you to keep, breed, and sell Conditional out of state or to other permit holders would be gone. This is an effort to end ownership of all Conditional species in Florida. And not just currently listed species, but any listed in the future, too. All Conditional Species would now be Prohibited Species.

1. Burmese or Indian python (Python molurus).
2. Reticulated python (Python reticulatus).
3. Northern African python (Python sebae).
4. Southern African python (Python natalensis).
5. Amethystine or scrub python (Morelia amethystinus).
6. Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus).
7. Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus).
8. GREEN IGUANA (IGUANA IGUANA).
9. BLACK AND WHITE TEGU (SALVATOR MERIANAE).
10. Any other reptile designated as a conditional or prohibited species by the commission.

While we usually see species listings go through a rulemaking process by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), this is a legislative effort that would then amend the FWC regulation. This bill has not passed in previous legislative sessions.

You can read the SB906 text at www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/906/BillText/Filed/PDF

You can read the SB1414 text at www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/1414/?Tab=BillText

Sample Messaging
Please edit and personalize. Remember to be civil and professional at all times.

NOTE: We appreciate the online petitions but they will serve no role in stopping this. The actions below and our future direction are all that can stop these bills. Also, if you have time to complain on social media then you have more than enough time to do what is below. Take action rather than just complaining!

What to do:

1. Call officials;
2. Email officials;
3. Fax letters;
4. Make meetings with your elected officials;
5. Attend hearings and voice opposition, if possible;
6. Stay updated by joining our free email newsletter (signup at bottom of page) and Like and follow our page at www.facebook.com/usarkfl
7. SHARE!!!

Remember that even if it is not your species of interest being banned today, it may be tomorrow! Support those in trouble now!

We need to jump on this ASAP! The bill has never passed committee.

Committee phone list (call your Senator, too):

SB906 call list: (850) 487-5034, (850) 487-5039, (850) 487-5001, (850) 487-5038, (850) 487-5009

SB1414 call list: (850) 487-5014, (850) 487-5003, (850) 487-5026, (850) 487-5031, (850) 487-5017

When calling, you can simply state you are opposed to Senate Bill 906 or SB1414 or you may add some of the messaging below.

You can find all of Senators' contact information at the links below. Just click on a Senator's name and full contact details will appear. You want to contact their Tallahassee offices. Phone calls, faxes, and mailed letters should also be used and are more effective than emails.

LINK to SB906 committee members: www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/CA

LINK to SB1414 committee members: http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/CA

Email list: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

You can find your Florida State Senator by simply typing your address at www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find. Send messages to your elected officials even if they are not in a committee hearing this bill.

Email subject line sample:

NO to SB906 and SB1414

Sample letter/email

You can easily copy/paste but please personalize.

Dear Senator,

I send this letter as a Florida resident concerned with Senate bill 906 and 1414. This bill includes two reptile species, with more suggested to be added: Argentine black and white tegu (Salvator merianae) and green iguana (Iguana iguana). As a responsible reptile owner, I must alert you to the many problems with SB906.

If you are unaware, the legislature is precluded from regulating wildlife by the State Constitution. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, or FWC, holds supreme authority over what the State defines as wild animal life. This includes any species listed in SB906 and SB1414. My statement can be verified by reviewing Section 9, Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Florida.

SB906 and SB1414 are loaded with unintended consequences. While the bill seems to be offering a solution, it is actually creating more problems and fails to address the current dilemma.

SB906 and SB1414 consequences:

1. This bill will encourage the release of non-native reptiles.

2. This bill does nothing to remedy the current problems caused by these animals in the wild.

3. Banning these species encourages a black market and underground, illegal activities.

4. Florida business owners have millions of dollars invested in these species.

5. The overreaching negative impacts upon these businesses must be considered as a termination of their future sales is a taking and they must be reimbursed, which means there must be an economic impact study and restitution.

6. Protection of Florida's native wildlife is of utmost importance but this bill is a backward approach to addressing the issues.

7. FWC has reported a preposterous and superfluous cost of $1,000 per tegu for removal purposes. Currently, independent trappers are catching and removing tegus and iguanas at no cost to the State. This current state revenue saving activity would be banned and the cost of future eradication efforts would sky-rocket. Florida legislators need to learn the full story to avoid ineptly spending tax money and FWC resources on this issue when no-costs options are currently in play.

8. Additionally, Florida stakeholders have developed a plan in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide an expansive tegu and iguana removal program (at no cost to the State) but the Florida Wildlife Commission has failed to implement this proposal and we are instead facing this unjust recourse.

9. This is a grand example of collective punishment in which good and responsible citizens are punished due to the actions of a few bad actors. Rather than actually finding and punishing criminals, a bad law is written which does nothing more than allow legislative grandstanding while creating bigger problems.

Some points of clarification from misinformation provided:

1. There is NO evidence that Tegus have taken eggs from sea turtle nests.
2. A public health risk has been sensationalized. After being in our landscape for many decades we have yet to see evidence to support there is an actual public health risk from iguana feces on the ground as no salmonella cases have been recorded.

Please realize the problems with SB906 and SB1414 and their companion bills (HB1415 and HB777). All of these bills need to be stopped and replaced with common-sense regulations that both allow for responsible trade and eradication of any wild animals. These bills are very misguided efforts!

There is a reason this same exact bill has not passed (or even cleared committee) for the last several years and it because legislators realized this is not the answer. SB906 and SB1414 must be stopped! They are bad for Florida and its wildlife. Thank you for your time and have a good day.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

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The next Show is the Arlington Texas Show taking place at the Arlington Convention Center located at 1200 Ballpark Way across the street from Rangers Stadium. Come out and see and buy reptiles from amazing breeders from all over the Country at DIRT CHEAP PRICES!! Get up close and personal with amazing creatures you won't find anywhere else!

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Looking forward to yet another amazing show. Come by and get your custom enclosures and racks systems. https://www.facebook.com/BRACEyourself2011/
Where is the beat place to eat and get some adult beverages after the show?
Any vendors going to have electric blue days??
Anybody going to be selling Cribos at the Tinley show in March?
Once again you put on a great show. Thanks for everything.
Can someone who knows alot about snakes message me I have a major concern about the snake I just bought and this is all new to me
My snake I just got was supposed to eat tonight but he's not taking his rat pup I gave him IDK if the trip stressed him out or not but I really hope nothing is wrong with him :(
Rob Christian giving his talk on reptile education and presentations. All the way down at the room where the gecko symposium was last night or where the auction will happen tonight.
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