Snails endangered??

divakeeks

A friend of mine went to a local pet store (most likely PetSmart) and was told that they don't sell snails anymore because they are an endangered species.



I was just curious what everyone thought about this.....
 

Boxermom

No, they aren't endangered. They are now regulated and one must get a license, which many places don't want to bother with so they lie about it.
 

smillermom

I know in NY State it is illegal to sell snails because of ecological concerns as of April, 2006! I snuck over to a friends LFS and snarfed one he said I could take today!!!
 

Boxermom

In most places its primarily only the apple snails that are outright banned, due to idiots dumping them and introducing them into the public waterways and whatnot. Most places, though, allow other types of snails as long as the importers get a permit first.
 

inari

SNAILS ENDANGERED!?!?!?!!! sorry that is hilarious that is like saying that house flys are endangered anyway like it has been said you need a permit and all sorts of things that are a pain in the butt to get to sell and distribute snails now so who ever told them that is a freaking liar or a prankster one of the two
 

inari

needless to say I'm abit ****, if I may say that, that snails are no longer sold in the US **** is up with that grrr because some moron realeased them into the wild right because now we have and envasice species everyone gets punished dang it if ur that stupid then I think we should do the same to u like putting a freshwater fish into the ocean duh doesn't work well so what comes around goes around ha

sorry that **** me off a bit tho there are other crestations that will do alright with InarI sigh

sorry for the rant

Inari
 

Boxermom

They are still sold. Just not in places where they don't want to bother with getting a permit.

You think that's bad. Some guy just caught a PACU up here in a river that some jag released into the wild. A PACU!!
 

inari

pacu??
 

fish_r_friend

its a big fish that is commenly sold for the aquarium
 

Boxermom

About 40" long with very nasty, very sharp teeth.  The one he caught weighed about a pound and a half they said.
 

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