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PETITION: Pass CECIL Animal Trophies Act to prevent spread of diseases to America

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Hunters go to Africa and other exotic lands, pay huge quantities of money to kill just about anything they like such as lions, and bring their infectious carcasses back to America--contagious disease such as Ebola (contaminated in the blood), bubonic plague and other contagions from fleas, ticks, and mites, all hazardous to human health, livestock, and even agriculture. Strange unique exotic unique illnesses such as flu and other respiratory viruses are possible with these imported slain animals. Ebola has been proven to come from animal carcasses in Africa. Other diseases include contaminated soil or accumulations of animal feces that can harbor infectious agents such as unique fungi, parasitic worms, bacteria or viruses. Restrict importing trophy game to USA for America's safety.  Examples of known diseases (does not include unique or unknown agents): https://www.avma.org/public/Health/Pages/Disease-Precautions-for-Hunters.aspx 

AFRICA animals carry a whole host of diseases dangerous to United States citizens, agriculture and livestock including tuberculosis, Ebola and plague  --need to ban trophy hunting for America's safety and freedom. http://www.nda.agric.za/docs/Infopaks/wildlife.htm

To prevent the spread of infectious diseases in America, please support and help pass Senator. Bob Menendez's CECIL Animal Trophies Act to restrict big-game hunting. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) have all signed on as co-sponsors of the legislation. Please do the right thing and protect America from Ebola and other contagious diseases.

 



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