Pink baby chicks, purple bunnies and other dyeing of animals would be illegal again under proposed law

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Pink baby chicks, purple bunnies and all other manner of artificially colored animals would once again be illegal in Florida under a bill sponsored by Senator Maria Sachs.

The measure (SB 650) would reverse a change pushed by former Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, Sachs’ Republican opponent last November, that repealed an earlier prohibition on dyeing animals. It would bar anyone in Florida from coloring birds and animals or importing colored animals and birds. Sachs’ bill would also make it illegal to sell young chickens, ducklings and rabbits.

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