Kansas Governor Signs Families Afield Bill
Kansas has passed a law, based on the Families Afield concept, which will create an apprentice-hunting license for older youth and adults.
Families Afield is a campaign established by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and National Wild Turkey Federation to eliminate unnecessary hunting age restrictions and ease hunter education mandates for first-time hunters.
California Hunters Face Forced Spay and Neuter Law
California sportsmen face advancing legislation that will put unnecessary hardships on sporting dog owners and outlaw the breeding of accomplished hunting dogs.
Assembly Bill 1634, which requires dogs over four months of age to be spayed or neutered, passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on April 24 by a vote of 7 to 3. The bill, sponsored by Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, requires dog owners to have their dogs spayed or neutered at their own expense. Registered, purebred dogs are exempt from the requirement. The bill has been re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
Texas Animal Cruelty Bills Will Wreck Hunting
Texas sportsmen should take immediate action to oppose legislation that will derail hunting and wildlife management.
On April 19, the Texas House of Representatives passed HB 2328 to rewrite animal cruelty statutes, combining previously exempted wildlife with domestic animals. The bill had overwhelming support, passing by a vote of 142 to 0, with a single abstention. Blurring the distinction between wildlife and domestic animals will leave sportsmen open to prosecution by animal cruelty statutes.
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