Lacey Act Snake of 1900 Forbids Drawing Venom from Constrictor Breeders, Owners and Lovers

March 8, 2015 3:44 AM

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Lacey Act Snake of 1900 Forbids Drawing Venom from Constrictor Breeders, Owners and Lovers

Snake partners are advising the federal government not to tread on them Saturday taking after a ban on four extensive types of constrictors. The ban, declared Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will restrict importation and interstate transport of the reticulated python, DeSchauensee’s anaconda, the green boa anaconda and the Beni anaconda, all of which were proclaimed “injurious wildlife” under the Lacey Act of 1900.

The move is intended to help stop the spread of huge snakes in the wild where authorities say they are debilitating jeopardized species. In an announcement Friday, Dan Ashe, director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, said huge constrictors are costing the American open a large number of dollars in h...

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