World Turtle News, 10/23/2020
Governor signs new law to protect South Carolina turtles, reptiles, amphibians
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law new regulations designed to protect the state’s native reptiles and amphibians.
McMaster held a ceremonial signing event Wednesday at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, which has several animal conservation programs . The law was passed during the most recent legislative session.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, which helped develop the new rules, say it will better regulate the sale, purchase or transfer of native reptile and amphibian species will be tightly controlled and limited to captive-bred animals that can be commercialized without harming native populations.
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