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Animal Legislative Update from Vanessa Gagne

Thu, May 21, 2020 5:58 PM | Sue Gallup (Administrator)

From the desk of Vanessa Gagne:
ANIMAL ISSUES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

May 21, 2020

UPDATES

A new federal bill to curb the wildlife trade has been introduced to Congress.   The Global Wildlife Health and Pandemic Prevention Act will use several departments to find  and shut down wildlife markets that could spread zoonotic diseases. 
Read the summarization here
Hidden within the
Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES) is the Wildlife-Borne Disease Prevention Act, which would reinstate a ban on interstate trade of certain species of animals bred in human care.  This has passed the  House and has moved on to the Senate.  Please contact your state Senator and ask them to oppose this activist driven change shoehorned into a COVID relief package meant for providing safety and security to Americans. 
Thank you, USARK, for the updates and synopsis.

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