Friday, 3 January 2014

New ban in nanny city San Francisco? Releasing butterflies could soon be illegal

San Francisco, California could soon be the first city in the United States to adopt a law prohibiting the release of commercially-bred butterflies, a common wedding ceremony practice that has peeved local environmentalists.

The seven members of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a resolution which urges the city’s Department of Environment to work alongside lawmakers and conservationists towards potential legislation.

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