Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Authorizes appropriations to carry out the African Elephant Conservation Act, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, and... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To reauthorize the African Elephant Conservation Act, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, and the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. REAUTHORIZATION OF AFRICAN ELEPHANT CONSERVATION ACT.

Section 2306(a) of the African Elephant Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 4245(a)) is amended by striking ``2007 through 2012'' and inserting ``2014 through 2018''.

SEC. 3. REAUTHORIZATION OF RHINOCEROS AND TIGER CONSERVATION ACT OF 1994.

Section 10(a) of the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994 (16 U.S.C. 5306(a)) is amended by striking ``2007 through 2012'' and inserting ``2014 through 2018''.

SEC. 4. REAUTHORIZATION OF ASIAN ELEPHANT CONSERVATION ACT OF 1997.

Section 8(a) of the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 4266(a)) is amended by striking ``2007 through 2012'' and inserting ``2014 through 2018''. <all>

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136 Supporting
78 Opposing
64% 36%

State: CA

6 Supporting
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67% 33%

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I support The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act because these magnificent animals are international treasures and face extinction because of people. All that can be done to protect them in their natural habitat must be done. There must be enough habitat for them. Some cultures attribute magical or medicinal properties to tusks, horns, and other parts of these animals, and there are people who like to kill them for sport, as unthinkable as that is. The governments of the countries where these animals live can take tusks and horns only from animals after their natural death and sell them for a king's ransom, then use the money to prevent poaching, sport killing, and human population spread into the animals' habitats. These animals do not belong in zoos or, God forbid, circuses and similar places. They must live freely in their natural habitat. People and Nat Geo photographers can see them there as God made them, and humans can enjoy them via those means. If we are to survive, other animals must survive as no one knows which loss is the one that will end life as we know it, and because the animals have as much right to live as humans have.

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kaliesq
SC-1
1 year ago

I support H.R. 39: Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013 because we cannot save the world if we've destroyed it in the process. There are a growing number of people who seem to believe that we live on a flat earth that expands in every direction for eternity with everlasting resources. Make no mistake - these people are selfish, greedy and short sighted. Ignore those people, for the sake of our survival. We cannot sustain a model of eternal growth and expansion without trampling and destroying our very precious and limited resources along the way. It is of utmost importance that we preserve and conserve the Earth, and ALL life upon it. Why *conservation* and *survival* are not ideals held closely by conservatives is an insanity that we cannot afford to gawk at any longer. We MUST act, despite the short-sighted mindless filth.

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jbalyo
MI-5
2 years ago

I support H.R. 39: Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013 because... elephants need to be protected.

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PA
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ishmoo21
PA-6
2 years ago

I support H.R. 39: Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013 because as one of the largest and wealthiest nations on earth it is appropriate for us to help conserve these species around the world.

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VA
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Red_Dog_in_AL
VA-4
2 years ago

I support H.R. 39: Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013 because the protection of animals such as elephants, rhinoceros, and tigers is essential for the world. Thousands of animal species are becoming increasingly close to extinction by means of habitat loss, hunting, and production of goods for human consumption. Because of this, we are losing significant factors to the worlds ecosystem, and irreplaceable beauty that these animals contribute. As a minor I want to continue to grow in a world with these beautiful animals and have my children also be able to marvel at these creatures. I am horrified by the inhumane and abusive treatment of these animals, by the senseless hunting, and am disgusted that humans would go to such lengths for sport, and pleasure. This bill needs to be considered, because their protection and existence is at high stakes.

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CA
7
mnakao
CA-7
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act because the US government should not be spending money on conserving animals outside of the US. We need the US Government to focus on US issues.

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FL
21
bitogre
FL-21
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 39: Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013 because... There is NO authority granted to Congress in this area.

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NC
11
mjwilliamsmj
NC-11
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 39: Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013 because we can't afford it and it is not within the responsibilities of the Federal Government as per the Constitution and Bill of Right. There are several privately funded organizations that work towards the preservation and protection of all animals. Furthermore, the Federal Government is the most INEFFICIENT entity and too much money would be wasted on bureaucracy instead of where the resources should be used.

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TX
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SherryTX
TX-21
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 39: Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013 because...we need to cut spending. We are not in a position to continue to support bills like this. I would like to be able to contribute to my grand children's college funds monthly like I have in the past, however, I am currently too broke to do so. Therefore, I made the wise decision to cease doing so for now. Congress needs to make wise decisions and cease funding extraneous bills so the budget can get back in line.

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Valerim9
WY-0
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 39: Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013 because...because we have to borrow money to do it.

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UT
4
jared25
UT-4
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 39: Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013 Our government should be cut off from the world, however our businesses should be as open as possible. I understand we are probably the wealthiest nation on earth but the reason we have such an increasing debt is because of spending like this. Our tax dollars should be spent in our own country, we can't fix the debt if we're consistently setting ourselves back. Thank you for your time and God bless you.

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VA
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Bryce.Carbee
VA-2
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Authorizes appropriations to carry out the African Elephant Conservation Act, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, and the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997 for FY2014-FY2018.

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