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Sat Dec 14, 2019, 11:03 AM

Louisiana sues California over alligator ban

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is suing the state of California over its decision to ban the import and sale of alligator products, saying the ban will hurt an important Louisiana industry and ultimately could hurt the state's wetlands.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Louisiana said the economy surrounding alligators has played a key role in bringing back the American alligator population and is an important factor in protecting wetlands and other species besides alligators that depend on the wetlands.

“California has nevertheless attempted to destroy the market for American alligator products notwithstanding the fact that no such alligators live in California," the lawsuit says.

According to The Times-Picayune/the New Orleans Advocate, California banned alligator skins and meats in the 1970s but repeatedly issued exceptions that allowed sales. The newspaper reports that the most recent exemption expires on Jan. 1 of next year, and this time California's legislature did not pass another exemption. The newspaper reports the alligator ban was backed by a coalition of animal rights and environmental groups.

Read more: https://www.news-journal.com/ap/national/louisiana-sues-california-over-alligator-ban/article_7b0a8464-1b4e-58db-a471-898e82a9d7ce.html
(Longview News-Journal)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 11:09 AM

1. We don't have to take your alligators.

How could this suit have any merit? Who can I sue to buy my cartoons?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 11:14 AM

2. lol, each state can set the rules for what comes in as food products

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 12:06 PM

3. I though Louisiana was a "state rights" state

Why do state rights states love federalism except when it offers equal rights to women and minorities? Hmm....

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 12:25 PM

4. Right.....

So lets kill all the elephants off in Africa to protect the Serengeti.

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