Massachusetts: Help Stop Illegal Hunting
This action is for Massachusetts residents only.
Illegal hunting is a serious problem in the Commonwealth — with nearly a thousand known hunting violations each year, including killing protected species and killing animals out of season. Injured and orphaned animal victims of illegal hunting turn up too often at wildlife rehabilitation centers. Help stop illegal hunting and fishing in Massachusetts by urging your state legislators to co-sponsor H.904/S.587, An Act Further Regulating the Enforcement of Illegal Hunting Practices. The bills have been filed by State Senator Mike Moore and, jointly, by State Representatives Lori Ehrlich and Ann-Margaret Ferrante.
This legislation makes two important changes to Massachusetts law: (1) it modernizes penalties for illegal hunting, some of which are out of date by nearly a century, and (2) it authorizes Massachusetts to join the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, ending our status as a safe-haven for convicted poachers whose hunting, trapping, or fishing licenses have been suspended in any of the 48 member states.
Help protect our wildlife from poaching by asking your legislators to update Massachusetts’ outdated hunting laws. Please ask your state legislators to co-sponsor H.904/S.587, An Act Further Regulating the Enforcement of Illegal Hunting Practices.
- Call your legislator. Phone calls have much more impact than emails. If you’re able to make a phone call, please do so. You can use this message: “As your constituent, I urge you to support An Act Further Regulating the Enforcement of Illegal Hunting Practices (H.904/S.587) to protect our wildlife from poaching by modernizing fines for illegal hunting and allowing our wildlife officials to prevent convicted poachers from circumventing license suspensions in other states.”
- After calling, please send a follow-up email using the form below. Personalizing your message will help it stand out.
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