> From: Bjorn Straube <straube at digital.net>
> To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Subject: Re: [RML] *URGENT* Pending California Legislation
> Date: Tuesday, June 30, 1998 6:51 AM
> Hi Bruce,
> Unfortunately any system (including none) has it's problems, but if Florida
> is an example, something really does need to be done. As far as getting
> that is a very real consideration here (I can speak for anywhere else), back
> the '80's, obviously that may have changed by now, I read an article in
> and Stream that claimed that of all the enforcement branches, you were most
> likely to be shot in wildlife enforcement. Not even the drug enforcement
> had as high of a ratio of shootings.
> Bruce Hansen wrote:
> > Bjorn
> > 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 ;-)
> > Regards,
> > Bruce.
> > 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
> > certainly
> > > agree with the need for some control. Hell, I wouldn't even mind a "fish
> > keepers
> > > license"