VIRGINIA has its hands full with pro-hunting legislation:
Carroll Gilges lets us know about the following Bills:
HB536 allows a stamp to be sold to start opening
2,000 acres of state land to hunting,
SB198 allows a $4 stamp to reimburse farmers for
HB809 legalizes deer baiting under an urban deer
management program (to save shrubbery and save us from deer/car
HB1044 would make it illegal to hunt over bait only
if the violator knew the area was baited. Canít you just see all
the winks and nods.
HB442, would allow hunting on Sunday
John Carmody firstname.lastname@example.org is
looking for US groups to link up with. He and his group are doing
a great job of raising consciousness regarding animals in Ireland.
A 300 pound sea lion in Sausalito, California was found
flopping along a road 60 miles from the ocean. After an examination
it was discovered that he had a bullet in the back of his skull.
[A New York Times editorial exposed that in the federal governmentís
appropriations bill is a provision designed to reduce the length
of time that gun dealers have to maintain records of identity
checks from 90 days to 24 hours. They state that it will make it very
to track guns once this passes. They say that incumbents in both
parties are afraid to stand up on this issue.
We thank Connie Young
for sending the editorial.]