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    Legislators' Association Gives Nod To USSA Terrorism Bill
    Draft legislation prepared by the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA), as part of a nationwide campaign to combat animal-rights terrorism, has been adopted as an official model by a national coalition of state lawmakers.

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a bipartisan membership association promoting individual liberty and limited government, has approved the USSA's Animal & Ecological Terrorism Act as model legislation. The USSA says this is an important step to educate state legislators about the growing problem of animal-rights terrorism. About 2,400 state legislators belong to ALEC.

    The Animal & Ecological Terrorism Act specifically recognizes animal and eco-terrorism as forms of domestic terrorism; increases penalties for persons participating in politically motivated acts of animal and eco-terrorism; and creates specific penalties for those who encourage, assist or finance these acts of terror.

    Texas Republican Rep. Ray Allen was the first to introduce legislation based on this model. His Texas bill is part of the USSA's national campaign to combat animal-rights terrorism on a state-by-state basis. Six other states are reportedly preparing to introduce similar bills.

    For more information about the Animal & Ecological Terrorism Act, contact Rob Sexton, USSA vice president for government affairs, at (614) 888-4868 ext. 207; rsexton@ussportsmen.org.

    Story courtesy of the USSA.



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