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Animal Legislative Update from Vanessa Gagne

Thu, February 13, 2020 6:45 PM | Sue Gallup (Administrator)

From the desk of Vanessa Gagne:
ANIMAL ISSUES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

February 13, 2020

UPDATES

The first hearing for CO SB125 was today, we are hoping to kill this bill before it goes any further.  It is definitely an animal rights written and promoted bill that is being padded with too much misinformation to list here. To those of you who took the time to help oppose it, thank you. If it goes on to another hearing, we have time to keep calling and writing letters to support traveling exotic animals in the state of Colorado, but let’s keep our fingers crossed it will die in committee today. 

In Florida, USARK is busy fighting reptile laws that would negatively impact private ownership and breeders. Please help them oppose these laws - they help get so many alerts and letters out in support of circus animals. 
SB 906 & SB 1414

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