SHARE Act Passes House & Animal Cruelty
We mentioned on Friday that Congress was going to address the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement or SHARE Act. H.R. 2406 passed out of the House. Congressman Dan Newhouse addressed the House in support of the SHARE Act.
NEWHOUSE: The SHARE Act is an important bipartisan package of proposals that will promote greater opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation, as well as, safeguard the rights of hunters, anglers, and recreational shooters.While similar bills have passed the House in the past two Congresses, the Senate has failed to adopt them, making this legislation long overdue.This is especially true when considering the current Administration's ongoing assault on the Second Amendment as well as their restrictions on access to federal land.
Idaho's House Bill 524, sponsored by Rep. Ken Andrus, cleared the Idaho House Agricultural Affairs Committee last week. The bill would make felonies of first-offense convictions of torture to companion animals. Those felonies would be charged in cases where people cause injuries to pets within 10 years of convictions of inflicting bodily harm to humans. Rep. Gayle Batt, R-Wilder, cast the lone vote in the House agriculture committee against sending HB524 to the House floor. Idaho Farm Bureau lobbyist Russ Hendricks spoke in opposition of the bill.
That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.