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Dear Jane, my thoughts below on some of your cotmnems:I’ve also looked over the Animal Protection Agency’s site and, again contrary to Mr N – it manifestly is NOT a “fanatical Animal Rights” organisation but a science-based one.Hmmm . wondering where you have done your research on the APA being a science based unit? When using Clifford Warwick and his often pseudo scientific papers’ and qualifications they really do tend to shoot themselves in the foot. From what I have read, most of his credentials’ appear to be unable to be verified by the institutions he supposedly received them from. However again, as I have only read this and it is other authors that have tried to obtain this verification, I cannot clearly evidence this. Back to selling animals at pet fairs: if Mr Newman was up to date, he’d know about the pending prosecution of hobbyists for selling at a recent pet fair. He can add that to his basic facts to note.I believe Mr. Newman is as up to date as it is possible to be on this issue, as he himself was party to the court action taken just prior to the June meeting in Doncaster, at which the APA failed to stir up the trouble they often try to cause just prior to such events. I am sure he must be aware of action taken following this. And from what I hear, he does regularly debate on such issues publicly, given the opportunity.Oh.. and just in case you missed another point that someone else made, APA supporters have been known to not only threaten the lives of council employees (as well as the animals and general public) where some of these events are to be held, they have also in the past, regularly threatened the lives of various people within the reptile hobby itself.Regards .. Jane