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Friday, May 2, 2008

Spitzer Outlaws Animal Electrocution in NY

Before Elliott Spitzer left office, he signed into law a bill that outlaws electrocuting animals by fur farms. From LA Unleashed:
Spitzer in March signed into law a ban on the electrocution of animals in a particularly gruesome way to harvest their fur, making New York the first state in the nation to combat the practice, the Associated Press reports.

It looks like no one took notice until now. (Maybe the New York press had other things to cover).

The law bans the practice of anal and genital electrocution of fur-bearing animals, including mink, foxes, chinchillas and rabbits. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in jail.
More on that here.

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