Bruce Hansen wrote:
> I think most responsible hobbyists would like to think that they could
> expect any "raiding party" would at least know what they were looking for
> and what permits etc were appropriate.
> Unfortunately similar stories are common over here too with poorly
> qualified officers acting often on malicious information - the end result
> is unsatisfactory all round. It certainly doesn't create respect and
> compliance from the public. Often the worst outcome of all results - others
> hear about it and release their suspect pets into the wild rather than have
> them killed quickly or slowly by "lawful process"
> Even when we had a "permit " system here the authorities couldn't be
> bothered policing or maintaining it on a regular basis. I think they like
> the occasional "bust" against a non-dangerous hobbyist where they are
> unlikely to be shot at ;-)
> Bruce Hansen, ANGFA, caring for our aquatic ecosystems.
> Please visit us at http://www.ozemail.com.au/~fisher/angfa.htm
> > From: Bjorn Straube <straube at digital.net>
> > To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> > Subject: Re: [RML] *URGENT* Pending California Legislation
> > Date: Tuesday, 30 June 1998 14:37
> > Living in Florida, the largest zoological garden in the world ;) I can
> > agree with the need for some control. Hell, I wouldn't even mind a "fish
> > license"