Friday, May 27, 2011

Thank you, Governor Scott, for vetoing gator-killing bill

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has made amends with animal rights activists.

(Associated Press)

They had been unhappy with his alligator hide boots.

They also were displeased by his recent comments that alligators were his least favorite Florida animal and that he wouldn't mind shooting one.

But on Friday the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida issued a news release praising Scott's line item budget veto of $150,000 to promote alligator products.

Spokesman Don Anthony says the foundation is happy that Scott "recognizes in a difficult year, marketing the meat and skin of alligators killed in Florida" should not be a state priority.

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