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The Humane Society of the United States Urges Vote on Ivory Ban Bill and Applauds Senator Duff for Shining Spotlight on Cruelty of Trophy Hunting

A coalition led by The Humane Society of the United States applauds efforts for a ban on sales of ivory in Connecticut. HB 5578 has over 30 co-sponsors, including Rep. Phil Miller, D-36, and Sen. Marilyn Moore, D-22, who are leading the charge in helping to fight the rampant poaching of elephants and rhinos by ensuring that Connecticut does not play a role in the ivory rhino horn trafficking crisis.

Connecticut state director for The HSUS, Annie Hornish, issued the following statement: “In these final days of the legislative session, we will be continuing to push for HB 5578’s passage into law to ensure that Connecticut does not play a role in the ivory trafficking crisis. We also applaud Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff for shining a spotlight on the wanton cruelty of trophy hunting inflicted on majestic African wildlife. We urge the legislators to heed the plea of many humane voters across the state and join the worldwide efforts to end the poaching crisis in Africa.”

Duff, D-25, is leading the effort to pass Cecil’s Law, SB 227.

Media Contact: Chloe Detrick: 202-658-9091; cdetrick@humanesociety.org          


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