Swiss voters to decide if animals receive state counsel
Citizens in the country with the world's most extreme animal protection laws will go to the polls March 7 to decide if attorneys should be appointed by the state to defend animals in alleged abuse cases. Swiss Animal Protection landed the issue on the ballot by gathering the necessary 100,000 petition signatures for a nationwide vote. In 2008, Switzerland banned catch and release fishing on the premise it was inhumane. More at my Slugs & Plugs blog.