Friday, April 21, 2006

Advocates Lobby Against End To Sunday Hunting Ban In Connecticut

I can see the proponents of this legislation now – “if I want to shoot them thar deer on the
good lords day then I rekon he would rightfully approve.”


Animal rights advocates lobby against end to Sunday hunting ban

(Hartford-AP, Apr. 19, 2006 11:57 AM) _ Animal rights advocates are scrambling to defeat legislation that would end a ban on Sunday hunting dating to colonial times.

Hunters and the state Department of Environmental Protection say the extra day of hunting is needed as a wildlife management tool, to help cull an increasing number of deer.

The Senate has approved the legislation, which caught animal rights advocates short. They are now lobbying the House of Representatives to kill the legislation.

Laura Simon of the Humane Society of the United States said today she arrived at the Capitol late in the game.

Linda Huebner, who also is with the Humane Society, says the legislation never made this much progress before and lobbyists are putting a lot of energy into fighting it.

Opponents say homeowners can plant alternative shrubs or flowers to keep deer from turning private property into diners and technology is available to help deer avoid speeding cars.

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