07/29/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2021 15:04
WASHINGTON - Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today questioned expert witnesses during a hybrid legislative hearing of 15 conservation bills before the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife. His line of questioning focused on unsustainable and illegal overfishing and the need to enforce existing laws, and whether primate pet ownership affects the decline of some species.
Congressman Cohen, a longtime member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, also asked the Deputy Director for Policy at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service whether Big Game hunters should be banned from bringing their trophies into the United States.
See Congressman Cohen's entire line of questioning here.
Witnesses at today's hearing were: