Proposed Constrictor Snake Ban Could Squeeze Thousands of Jobs

Snake Ban
Snake Ban

Reptile enthusiasts are on the attack over a proposed rule that would limit the importation and interstate transportation of pythons and other, larger constrictor snakes that they say will harm the livelihoods of those who deal in the slithery creatures.

The pending regulations would result in the loss of thousands of jobs and endanger an estimated $1.4 billion in national and international trade of captive-bred snakes, according to the United States Association of Reptile Keepers.