Arizonans for Wildlife, a front group for the Washington, D.C.,-based Humane Society of the United States, has suspended their signature-gathering effort to qualify an initiative that would have banned the hunting and trapping of wildcats, primarily mountain lions, in the state.
Kitty Block, the acting president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States since the sex-scandal resignation of Wayne Pacelle earlier this year, said the decision was due to local obstacles and national-level issues.
“Facing an increasingly competitive state and national landscape, we are suspending efforts on our citizens’ initiative to ban trophy hunting of wild cats in Arizona. This difficult decision is the result of a perfect storm of local obstacles and emerging national issues and does not reflect Arizona voters’ enthusiasm for this proposal to ban inhumane trophy hunting practices,” said Block.
Block went on to blame the passage of Arizona HB2244 and HB2404 last year, which……………
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