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NY Governor Vetoes Mute Swan Bill, Says Not Needed

by Associated Press

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that was intended to stop the state from killing swans.

The bill was spearheaded by animal welfare groups after the Department of Environmental Conservation released a draft plan a year ago that called for eradication of mute swans, a non-native species.

In his veto memo, Cuomo said the bill wasn't needed because the DEC was already revising its swan management plan in response to the public outcry.

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