Rural Africans Speak Out Against Proposed Legislation in Connecticut

The state of Connecticut is currently considering legislation, SB 5104, that would ban the import and possession of parts from certain species of legally hunted African game animals. In response, Maxi Louis, Chairperson of the Community Leaders Network (CLN), an organization representing millions of rural people in nine countries in southern Africa, has written an impassioned letter to Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut. Louis implores Lamont to oppose this legislation because of the potentially devastating economic effects it will have on rural Africans. Discouraging hunting in Africa encourages poaching and cripples the anti-poaching programs legally regulated hunting supports. Read the letter from CLN to Governor Lamont here.