Trophy hunters, get lost: New York doesn't want you.
A bill introduced on Wednesday would ban the possession, sale or transportation of the parts of elephants, leopards, lions and black and white rhinoceroses in the state. The bill is an unheard-of measure in New York, home to a major hub for illegal wildlife products flowing into the country, New York City.
State Senator Tony Avella proposed the measure to prevent big-game hunters from bringing their catch back home from Africa, and to curb wildlife trafficking. The bill was drafted by Friends of Animals' wildlife law program director Michael Harris.