After Humane Long Island discovered that constrictor snakes, scorpions, and tarantulas were being exhibited and sold at the Long Island Reptile Expo at Suffolk Community College’s Brentwood Campus in violation of Islip town code, the Long Island Reptile Expo told its vendors to put away all scorpions and tarantulas and to stop selling these animals to the public. 

The Expo refused to stop exhibiting and selling constrictor snakes, however, Humane Long Island has reached out to authorities to ensure these animals are no longer sold or exhibited at this event in 2024.