REPTA was formed to represent the opinions of the reptile and exotic trade with a view to ensuring that no unreasonable legislation was made regarding the keeping and trading in exotic animals. Membership consists of major wholesalers and retailers who have become increasingly concerned with the campaign by extremist animal rights campaigners to end the keeping/trading of exotic species. Adding to our concerns, is the fact that Animal Aid members now totally dominate the RSPCA Ruling council and we fear their policies and aims may do irreparable damage to what is now a major hobby and a multi-million pound trade with thousands of employees which is a substantial source of revenue for the Exchequer. REPTA is currently conversing with the RSPCA with a view to helping them in their desire to eliminate any welfare problems within the Trade/hobby and we are committed to this policy