Lumpzor wrote: Unfortunately it doesn't look like it will be changing soon which is a real pitty because what they dont realise is we dont just look after them, we succesfully breed them and increase their numbers drastically.
As Snakekid says, you'll hav one hell of a time trying to get a licence/permit or trying to change their minds.
Why is it a pity?
Western Cape is trying to protect its local fauna and flora from exotics. Why would they want to encourage anyone breeding these spiders and risking them getting out???
If anyone should know the reasons why they are illegal, it is snakekid. Just have a look at his avatar and we all see why nature conservation is so against keeping exotic tarantulas.
I'm sure this has been mentioned by myself before, but if they had to ban tarantulas across the whole country, I would understand why.
I totally get what your saying Cerat but I think rules should apply to all. Look at what cats are doing they are mix breeding with our native cats the African wild cat. And not only that but eating our birds, look at dogs Wild unnative dogs forming packs and even attacking humans there has even been reports of them killing a child. The list goes on and on. Birds, even plants, so why do us spider lovers in WC have to suffer not being able to keep T's. The rule should then apply to all animals. but thats just my thought on it.
Hi guys!! newby here haha i started researching the legalities of keeping T's, and yes "true" T's are illegal. BUT the lesser T's are legal with permits. Like the H. Lightfooti is a lesser T and is legal in the western cape. i am looking into getting my 1st one and thought i'd do some research into it. hope this helps!