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December 14, 2019 - Humane Society Of The United States

US: Gov. Cuomo signs bill making New York first state to ban giraffe trade

US: Gov. Cuomo signs bill making New York first state to ban giraffe trade
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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has just signed into law a groundbreaking bill that makes the Empire State the first in the nation—and the world—to designate giraffes as a vulnerable species and ban the trade in their body parts.

The bill also offers similar protections to other animal species fast heading toward extinction, including the hippopotamus, seven species of pangolins and the star tortoise.

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