Make Giant African Land Snails legal as pets in the USA

Make Giant African Land Snails legal as pets in the USA

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Giant African Land Snails are illegal in the United States because they are deemed as an invasive species. This would not be an issue for smaller snails, but this snail in particular is, as the name suggests, giant. As a result, a much smaller number of snails can eat a larger quantity of crops. The largest of them can become 14-15 inches long. This is an unjust law, considering that most other pets are not native to the US, such as cats, dogs, hamsters, chinchillas, and many species of bird, fish, or reptile. Even animals like the alligator and crocodile monitor are legal in some states (which can both cause significant bodily harm) but a non toxic, non venomous, friendly, leaf eating snail is considered too dangerous to be kept as a pet. In the United Kingdom, they are legal to keep as pets with a license, but if they are released, the former owner would be fined. If the United States were to implement a similar strategy, people who have bad allergies to animals, such as cats, dogs, hamsters, mice, rats, guinea pigs etc. would have access to a pet which they can interact with. They eat greenery such as lettuce and cabbage, and almost every vegetable and fruit that is not citrus. If this petition get enough signatures, I will send a petition to the US Department of Agriculture.