Senate Bill No. 3472
Senate Bill 3472, the “Bear Poaching Elimination Act of 2022,” would penalize the interstate or international trade in bear parts and products containing bear parts with up to $25,000 in fines and one year imprisonment. The bill would authorize the Department of the Interior to promulgate rules to carry out its stated purpose of helping conserve international bear populations by reducing poaching and the trade in such parts. The bill was introduced by U.S. Senators John Kennedy and Tammy Duckworth and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
[To accompany Legislative Update "Bill Aims to Reduce Poaching by Penalizing Trade in Bear Parts" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 121.]