The Fish & Game Commission, after a decade of asking, finally banned the importation of millions of live frogs and turtles for sale in live animal markets. Notwithstanding the animal cruelty issues, these non-native species find their way into our ecosystems, pet shops, (those not fit to eat) swap meets, ponds and local waters. The result is they destroy native species, introduce new diseases and destroy the balance or our native wildlife. Fish & Game is mandated to protect our native wildlife. Capturing them in other states depletes species and affects the ecosystems there as well.
Some of your elected representatives (listed below) have sent a letter asking Fish & Game asking them to rescind the ban. If they don't speak for you or represent your interests - Make some noise. The following are the emails for those legislators and the Dept. of Fish & Game Commission. Please contact them before May 20th, the date of the rehearing.