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Vermont Legislation

H.528 Would End the Bear Gallbladder and Bile Trade (UPDATE)

Born Free USA position: SUPPORT

Update (August 2012): The bill did not pass this year.

Bill description: This bill was primarily drafted by Born Free USA and would make it illegal to buy, sell or receive bear gallbladders or bear bile or their derivatives. Transporting or delivering these products with the intent to sell them also would be prohibited. At the request of the Vermont Department of Fish and Game, the bill also prohibits the intentional feeding of bears, an issue that also imperils black bears throughout the state.

Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here (PDF).

Note: The text and status of Vermont bills is available here.

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