Read on Lohud: Gov. Hochul, it’s time to end wildlife killing contests in NY

Environmental Studies and Science Professor Michelle Land, JD, co-authored an op-ed piece with Seidenberg professor John Cronin regarding a bill outlawing wildlife killing contests in New York State.

“The New York State Legislature has passed a bipartisan bill outlawing wildlife killing contests. Gov. Kathy Hochul should sign it…

New York wildlife is a natural resource, held in trust by the state for the benefit of all the people — a seminal principle of law we teach our students in Pace University’s Animal Advocacy Clinic. When they learned bills banning the contests languished in the Legislature for nearly 20 years, they were appalled that, during their lifetimes, tens of thousands of wild animals had been legally killed and dumped like garbage. They gathered a 520-signature petition which they hand-delivered to bill sponsors Assemblymember Deborah Glick and state Sen. Timothy Kennedy as part of an Albany lobbying drive led by the Humane Society.”

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