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Bullhook Ordinance Passed!

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Huge thank you to everyone who supported the proposed bullhook ban for the city of Richmond. The ordinance was heard tonight and by a vote of 8-1 (Kathy Graziano of the 4th District was the lone "No" vote), the ordinance passed. While the ordinance does not go into effect until 2018, its sends a symbolic message on behalf of animals and also prevents any other circuses from filling the void with elephants when Ringling leaves. RFA was represented this evening alongside the Ban the Bullhook campaign which spearheaded this effort, Richmond SPCA, HSUS and PETA along with several dozen private citizens. 

Below is an article on the passage.


http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/article_a9cf93b5-077a-581b-9ce9-e9b967262cfc.html

Thanks again for everyone's support. If you live in the city of Richmond, please consider sending a note of thanks to your councilperson for their support (unless you are in the 4th District and then consider sending a note of disappointment). Here is a link to council contacts:

http://www.richmondgov.com/CityCouncil/contacts.aspx