Canned Hunt Bill Clears Important Hurdle

On November 14th, 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

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

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