Sometimes The Good Guys Win, The CA Ban of the Elephant Guide Has Been Vetoed!

Well said-

The Unlikely Conservationist

Sometimes The Good Guys Win, The CA Ban of the Elephant Guide Has Been Vetoed!

If you are involved in the animal business and especially the exotic animal business it is very easy to get discouraged with all the negative publicity and nasty legislation that we are confronted with daily. Every once in a while though we get some good news. Today California Governor Brown vetoed SB 716 the bill that would have banned the use of the elephant guide in America’s largest state.

What is really interesting is why he vetoed the bill. The veto letter states ” Each of these bills creates a new crime– usually by finding a novel way to characterize and criminalize conduct that is already proscribed”. This is a very astute assessment by the governor because that was the exact argument that was made against this bill in the first place. Very strong animal…

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~ by topcatsroar on October 6, 2015.

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