From the desk of Vanessa Gagne:
ANIMAL ISSUES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
September 3, 2020
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will be introducing new federal horse racing regulations this week in the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020. The bill is being endorsed by Churchill Downs and several other racehorse affiliates including the Jockey Club.
California SB 1175 was defeated in the senate. The bill would have negatively affected the legal importation of African species to the state of California, all due to panic from the coronavirus. Thank you to Dallas Safari Club for the timely updates.
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How a rare minnow spawned a $90,000 effort at the Tennessee Aquarium
I particularly love this story because unlike in some states where the farmers are told to just deal with the new environmental laws, this endeavor called upon them from the beginning to find a solution.