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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

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Stop Hunting

7 - 0!!! New bow hunting ordinance in Yonkers!

The City of Yonkers has voted in a new ordinance against bow hunting; the vote was 7 - 0 in favor of the ordinance!

The Yonkers City council enacted Dee Barbato's original resolution that all bow and arrows be sheathed at all times in the City of Yonkers, with the exception of use at a legal firing range.

Liam McLaughlin, President of the Yonkers City Council, claimed the ordinance in Greenburgh pertaining to hunting is basically illegal and easily challengeable;  we will be looking into this further.

In any case:  the Yonkers resolution began as one slated to 'die in committee,' with tons of opposition from local police/firemen.  Liam Mclaughlin acknowledged receiving many calls and emails urging Yonkers to not let it die in committee, and, of course, to pass a resolution related to bow hunting.

We will be posting coverage by The Journal News tomorrow;  A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WROTE AND CALLED REGARDING THIS ISSUE!!  Though Yonkers does not have the more profound hunting issues as upstate and more rural areas, this was never a 'lock' - no municipality ever is, and Yonkers is a city like no other.

Your outreach made an enormous difference!  More on this tomorrow.

If you get a moment, please thank the Yonkers City Council and especially Dee Barbato:

liam.mclaughlin@cityofyonkers.com   (president)
dee.barbato@cityofyonkers.com  


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