Contact your state representative as soon as possible and ask for a vote on House File 2357!!!
The bill requires the DNR to protect Iowa’s wild turtles from over trapping. The bill passed out of the Iowa House Natural Resources committee with strong bipartisan support with only one dissenting vote. However, a vote in the full house scheduled for today to move the bill to the Iowa Senate did not happen. Your representative needs to hear from you soon or unlimited turtle harvesting will continue to destroy Iowa’s turtles. Turtles are trapped year round with no limits, no protection during the reproductive season-this will destroy a resource meant for the benefit of all. It is extremely important to have a vote soon or the bill will die.
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