Florida Governor Poised to Lift Ban on Dyeing Animals
The Florida legislature passed Amendment 303390
as part of an agriculture bill that, if signed by Governor Rick Scott,
will repeal a 45 year old ban on artificially dyeing animals.
Using dye to color chicks, bunnies, and other animals used to be a
common practice to encourage impulse purchases prior to Easter. The
animals suffer from the chemicals and may die or be discarded by buyers
once their novelty wears off.
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Subject: Veto HB 1197
Dear Governor Scott,
I strongly urge you to veto HB 1197 because of Amendment
303390, which would repeal an important law that Floridians have relied on for
45 years to protect animals. If HB 1197 becomes law, people would be allowed to
artificially dye or color baby chicks, ducklings, rabbits and other animals, a cruel
and ridiculous practice formerly done for the purpose of encouraging impulse
buying before Easter. Animals can be harmed by the chemicals, and many are
dumped on shelters or abandoned when their novelty wears off. Please veto HB
1197 to prevent profiteers from harming countless animals.
Article source: IFAW