I am writing an OpEd argument against HR 669, The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act, and I have pitched an analysis of HR 669 to a magazine where it will be published very rapidly. One thing that I want to include in my writing is mention of any conservation efforts or scientific research that will be negatively impacted by HR 669, and I thought you might be able to help me. If your conservation program or scientific research (or that of your colleagues) could be negatively impacted by HR 669, can you email a statement that includes these details; (1) your research species (2) a basic description of your work and (3) how HR 669 will negatively impact your work. Feel free to write anything else you wish to say, but your response MUST have those three details so I can use them in my writing.
Of course, the identities of all who respond will be kept strictly confidential UNLESS the respondent says otherwise.
HR 669 Links:
Video discussing some of the impacts HR 669 will have on exotic animal breeders, pet store owners and scientists.
Brief Factsheet (printable) regarding HR 669 and its impacts.