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From 17 November 2002 Issue

Canned Hunt Bill Clears Important Hurdle
From The Fund For Animals - alerts@fund.org

Today (11/14) the Senate Judiciary Committee passed by voice vote the Captive Exotic Animal Protection Act, a bill to combat the practice of private "canned hunting" operations throughout the United States.

S.1655, which was introduced by Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE), is now ready for a vote in the full Senate. The U.S has as many as 1,000 canned hunts ranches, facilities where trophy hunters pay a set fee to shoot tame or habituated animals in a fenced enclosure, typically in a "no kill, no pay" arrangement. While gazelles may sell for $800, other exotic animals such as African lions and giraffes sell for fees ranging into the thousands of dollars. For more information on canned hunts, see http://action.fund.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=1270 

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Thank Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for moving the canned hunt bill through his committee:
Phone: (202)224-4242/ Fax: (202) 224-3479/ Email: senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov

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