Iowa Governor Vetoes Dove-Hunting Bill

January 2001

PETA wrote letters, made phone calls, and issued action alerts to all our members in Iowa, asking them to contact their representatives in Des Moines and ask that they oppose House File 43 or any other legislation that would establish a mourning dove hunting season in Iowa. We also sent a letter to Governor Tom Vilsack, asking him to veto S.F. 37 and any other dove-hunting legislation that passed the House and Senate. House File 43 passed the House and Senate by narrow margins, but on January 30, Governor Vilsack vetoed the bill.

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