New York Bill Aims to Curtail Import of Trophy Hunted Animals

New York Assembly Bill 518 would prohibit the possession and transport of certain wildlife species or parts thereof at airports and port facilities owned or operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The bill, which aims to prevent the import of trophy hunted animals from Africa, has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions and would become effective upon enactment by both New York and New Jersey. New Jersey has not yet introduced similar legislation.