The owner of Reptile Ocean pet store has been arrested in Quebec in connection with the python strangling deaths of two brothers in Campbellton, N.B., in 2013. The arrest was confi ...
Police say they have found the owner of a python that showed up at a central Ontario home earlier this month and charged him with possession of a prohibited animal. At the time of ...
Published Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:26PM EDT The birth of any baby is a moment to celebrate and at Scales Nature Park in Oro-Medonte, the fact that the babies are rare snakes, is ...
City expands list of exotic animals to be banned in Mississauga Chris Clay MISSISSAUGA — See you later, alligator — your days in Mississauga may be numbered if City council votes t ...
RCMP says the investigation into the death of Connor and Noah Barthe is continuing There are questions being raised about why it is taking so long for the RCMP to announce whether ...
In today's ever changing political climate, and particularly the last short while, it's critical that everyone who wants to maintain the privilege of keeping reptiles and amphibians as pets, commercial operations, or for display and education, start to work together to show the rest of Canada that there are responsible ways to have these amazing creatures part of our lives.
Becoming a member of Canherp will not only unite you with other like minded individuals, but it will give you access to tools, people, and resources which one day may assist you and make it possible to stand against detrimental legislation put forth by entities wishing to ban exotic animals, and group all reptiles and amphibians in that category.
Our short term goals are to have people in key locations throughout the country, dedicated to promoting and defending the keeping of reptiles and amphibians in Canada. Long term, we plan on being a strong voice that stands for the rights of herpers, and to always put forth a professional and organized unit in that vein.
Canherp's core group of founding members are some of the key people in herpetoculture in Canada. Our combined experience, and individual efforts have proven that we can build Canherp into the organization that is required for our hobby in Canada to sustain the privilege of having reptiles in our homes.
If you are able to contribute time in a promotional or building capacity, we ask all qualified people become to contact us to discuss possible accreditation.
If you are a store, or other commercial operation, we ask that you become RETAILER or ACCREDITED member and work closely with us, and commit to our guidelines and bylaws, and to respect the process.
If you are an individual, you are key to this process. Without voices, without numbers, organization, and without funding, it will be difficult to push through the political barriers that exist in the Canadian landscape. We ask that you become a HOBBYIST member today, and help us continue this process. With the emphasis that Canherp is you, us and the reptiles we maintain.
Thank you for visiting our website, and we appreciate your promotion and support.
Listing Salamanders as Injurious Due to Risk of Salamander Chytrid Fungus (January 12, 2016) To help prevent a deadly fungus from killing native salamanders, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is publishing an interim rule tomorrow to list 201 salamander species as injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act. The fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, also known as Bsal or salamander chytrid, is carried on the skin of various salamander species. Bsal has caused major die-offs of salamanders in Europe... Read more »
The owner of Reptile Ocean pet store has been arrested in Quebec in connection with the python strangling deaths of two brothers in Campbellton, N.B., in 2013. The arrest was confirmed by New Brunswick RCMP in a news release on Thursday afternoon, although no name was provided. Lawyer Leslie Matchim has confirmed the man arrested is his client, Jean-Claude Savoie, the owner of the pet store the python escaped from. He is being held in... Read more »
ACTION ALERT: Canada; Chatham-Kent Sample Letter and Contact Info at Bottom of Page! There has been an absurd by-law proposal presented that will ban all snakes over 3.25′ (1 meter), lizards over 1.6′, chinchillas, hamsters, guinea pigs and much more. Also, no household may have more than 10 total pets/animals. Canadians, especially those within the municipality, should contact officials (see below) and voice their opposition. Remember to be civil and professional at all... Read more »
Police say they have found the owner of a python that showed up at a central Ontario home earlier this month and charged him with possession of a prohibited animal. At the time of the incident, police said the three-metre python somehow got inside the residence in Midland and coiled itself up under a shelf in the living room. Police were called to the home along with animal control officers, but when they... Read more »
Published Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:26PM EDT The birth of any baby is a moment to celebrate and at Scales Nature Park in Oro-Medonte, the fact that the babies are rare snakes, is an even greater reason to celebrate. Visitors to Scales Nature Park are doing something you can’t do anywhere else in Canada; hold the Blue Racer snake. One admirer named Merryn told us whatshe thought. “He’s really cute and he’s really... Read more »
An informative document from the government of Newfoundland and Labrador that speaks about Invasive Exotic Species, and what we should know. http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/wildlife/biodiversity/invasive_alien_species/consumer_brochure.pdf Read more »
"Can": Used to indicate possession of a specified power, right, or privilege.
"Herpetoculture": the keeping of live reptiles and amphibians in captivity, whether as a hobby or as a commercial breeding operation. "Herp" is an informal term that refers to both reptiles and amphibians.