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Howie Diddot
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Thanks Chris,

My rabbit passed her physical and I am now waiting for a phone call from the FEDERAL GOVERMENT to schedule my inspection; in a few weeks I will have the obtained the same permit for my little 3 pound rabbit that Ringling Brothers Circus is required to obtain
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Its crazy... I know, not like you are hauling around elephants and giraffes or tigers. But none the less, you and your Rabbit will be happy healthy, and my goodness, you can sure let folks know you are so proud of the care you give to your rabbit that you are now licensed with her. Your clients will appreciate it. shows that you are a true caregiver. Good job, keep us posted.
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I passed the inspection with flying colors; now I wait for the permit to come in the mail and I’m legal to use my rabbit in my routine; it is quite easy to obtain the permit and will save a hefty fine if caught
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Congratulations Buzz!

My oldest bunny now wants a license to drive a car.
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Just got my renewal notice.... It is nice to get the reminder from them as well.
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Chris, how far in advance did they send your renewal?
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Wiz, My date of renewal is July 20th got the notice May 20th, looks like a 2 month pre notice. It is a easy thing to forget once you have went thru the initial inspection, then you get busy with life.... So it is a Luxury for me to get this notice
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Tropicalillusions

How much do they charge for a renewal?

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On 2011-05-23 07:01, wizardpa wrote:
Congratulations Buzz!

My oldest bunny now wants a license to drive a car.

wizardpa

Thank you
and as you know, I received my USDA permit

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Howie diddot. It is the same as the original fee. $40 bucks and that covers up to 5 animals on the same license, So if you have the 2 rabbits then 40 bucks, all the way up to 5 rabbits, or 3 rabbits and 2 leopards, etc.
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Tropicalillusions

Thanks for the information, I know the original permit price, I had not asked the renewal fee. I need to start saving up

Buzz
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No problem, always glad to help.
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I have been licensed by the USDA for about five years, and unlike most of you posting, I think this is ridiculous. I was "busted" at a library show, because the inspector saw a picture of me holding a rabbit in the newspaper. During my meet and greet session after the library show, the inspector interrupted a nice conversation with children and their parents by sticking a badge in my face. No, she couldn't wait until the kids had left. At my home. during the inspection, she wouldn't pass me, because my travel cage didn't have two sickers on it that said "live animals." She also said the sticker had to have an arrow pointing up, so we would know which way the cage should be carried (most people would use the handle).

I am sorry, but I do not enjoy the government being allowed to enter my home whenever they feel like knocking on the door. I also don't like having to fax my whereabouts to the government if I am gone more than two days. I also don't like having my busy schedule interrupted by an inspector, who takes 5 mins for the actual inspection, then needs 45 more to sit in my kitchen, hook up a laptop and printer, type slowly, talk my ear off, etc., all the while throwing my entire day off schedule.

I am glad to read so many of you love having these USDA agents coming to your homes. I am not one of them. And with our country going broke, I can't believe hassling magicians is still a priority.
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Man Daz, sounds like you folks don't get along to well. Sorry you have such issues with the agents. Me and my inspector do coffee, lunch, and I learn a lot about care and handling for our pet. As far as visits and getting unwanted knocks on doors.... well. we usually get a call and set up the appointment, Our inspector understands it is just 1 rabbit for a magic show, and he himself thinks it is a bit crazy, but we work well together. Man Only in America, huh..... We always call with an updated schedule, and only once have we actually got an inspection while travelling on the road. At major fairs we always get an inspection due to the fact the Fairs have so many exhibits that should be licensed, so to be fair they check us all no matter how big or small. Once again, sorry to hear you and the agent don't get along. biut I am glad to hear of others getting along well. Wish you the best in your magic with animals.
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Since I know Daz and Chris, I can say that neither are hard to get along with nor would ever hurt or harm an animal. It just shows what can happen when government gets the wrong people involved.

I would prefer to keep government out of my affairs also. Once they get involved, it is almost impossible to get rid of them. I wonder if they go around and hassle all the 4-H and FFA kids like they do magicians?

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Richard. it is odd that they do not have to license the rabbit for an FFA exhibit, I asked about that. the fact that these rabbits would be raised for meat, would make you think health and welfare would really be monitered????? P.S. should have some time to shoot vid this weekend for you . chat soon.
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Governmnet....don't try to figure it out. Just avoid it, endure it if you must.

Richard
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Well said, you just avoided a tax audit with that one....LOL.
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Dazmagic,

I am thinking by your post that you are being paid back by the Government because they caught you in the act of performing without a licensee.

By what your posting here, it sounds like when the inspector visits, you don’t welcome him, or her with open arms; my first inspection lasted 15 minutes, he looked at my cages and then showed me where the rules were in the book, then said see you at renewal time.

It was a very pleasant visit
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Wow ive been using a bunny for the past 8 years didn't know you had to have that. I never got targeted but nows a good time to get one
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For me Blake, It was an easy process. It only took 4 weeks to get my license. What you do not want to do is call the USDA and not follow up on your license.
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