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CT bear hunt bill defeated by Senate; Cecil’s Law passes

May 19, 2017 | cecil's law / bear hunt / connecticut
We at Friends of Animals want to thank all our Connecticut supporters who saw our ads in newspapers across the state and contacted their legislators to tell them to vote against the bear hunt bill. Your calls and letters resulted in a huge victory for Connecticut’s bears.  
We are also grateful to Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff who we know went the extra mile to not only defeat the bear hunt bill, but to amend it and turn it into legislation drafted by Friends of Animals, known as Cecil’s Law, which passed in the Senate after Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman gave the tie-breaking vote. Cecil’s Law would ban the importation, possession, sale or transportation of African elephant, lion, leopard and black and white rhino trophies in Connecticut.
“We have the ability as Senators to bring up other issues as we see fit and that’s exactly what we did today,” Duff said. “We as a state should stand up and say we value these endangered species.” We couldn’t agree more. Stay tuned.
We also encourage CT members to contact Senator Duff and thank him for his hard work! 
Bob Duff
Capitol Office
Legislative Office Building
Room 3300
Hartford, CT 06106-1591


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