The Vermont Legislature went hog wild on animal-related laws in 2013. Or maybe it was wild hog. The Sportsmen’s Act of 2013, a sweeping fish-and-wildlife law that takes effect July 1, bans the importation of feral hogs, a nonnative species that is wreaking havoc in the wilds of New Hampshire, New York and other states.
Also in that bill: provisions to protect so-called “nuisance” bears that roam into neighborhoods to dine on garbage cans, beehives or chicken coops.... Read more
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