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The need for snakes to fully stretch
  1. Elaine Toland
  1. Animal Protection Agency, Werks Central, 15-17 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL
  1. e-mail: info{at}

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In reply to Tariq Abou-Zahr and Chris Newman (VR, 10 November 2018, vol 183, pp 572-574) who both made several references and inferences regarding the Animal Protection Agency (APA), which I represent.

First, APA’s policy against exotic pet trading and keeping follows a progressive library of scientific evidence demonstrating animal welfare, species conservation, ecological and public health harm intrinsic to that business, and ours is also a position shared by many organisations. Regardless, we support and fund various projects aimed at constructively improving trade and keeping practices as part of our pragmatic approach to issues. …

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