Thanks to everyone who commented on the proposed new rules for capture and holding of wildlife. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the new rules at it's meeting January 20th with a few minor changes. As we reported previously, the rules are generally a step in the right direction (requiring a permit for most capture of wildlife from the wild, reducing captive breeding and improving animal welfare standards generally). The rules will still allow a number of different species to be taken from the wild and held in captivity, including up to two with no permit, but we will continue to work on changing that. Thanks again for your involvement. It makes all the difference.
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