Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bill in Connecticut that Attempts to Stop Abuse to Elephants Moves Forward: Bills Makes it a Crime to Use Any Device on an Elephant that Lead to Harm

Incredible legislation. We will keep you up to date on it’s progression. As mentioned below, the bill “makes it a crime to use any device on an elephant that may be expected to harm it, such as electric prods or long hooked devices called bullhooks. It also creates a crime for people to possess such an implement or device.”

For more on the health issues caused by putting large animals like elephants in zoos see http://www.helpelephants.com/


Article:

Elephant protection bill moves forward

http://www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=6415341&nav=3YeX

Posted Apr. 23, 2007
8:20 PM

(Hartford-AP) _ A bill aimed at protecting circus elephants from abuse is continuing to lumber through the legislature.

The Judiciary Committee Monday approved legislation that makes it a crime to use any device on an elephant that may be expected to harm it, such as electric prods or long hooked devices called bullhooks. It also creates a crime for people to possess such an implement or device.

But opponents said Connecticut already has strong animal cruelty laws on the books, and argued that the bill is written too vaguely.

Also on Monday, the committee unanimously passed a bill against Internet hunting. The measure bans anyone from operating, providing, selling or using any computer software or service in the state that allows someone to hunt a live animal or bird by remote control.

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