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By: John Haffey

Pace Students' Elephant Ban Bill Passes in State Senate

Armonk Daily Voice

Members of Pace's Environmental Policy Clinic
Photo left to right: Shannen Biserta, Norman Sanchez, Professor John Cronin, Nicole Virgona, New York State Senator Terrence Murphy, Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, Jessica Alba, Pavan Naidu, Michael Tierney and Professor Michelle Land.

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Thanks to students at Pace's Environmental Policy Clinic, elephants may not be coming to a circus near you. The Elephant Protection Act, written by eight Pace Students, passed in the New York State Senate by a vote of 62-0.

Taught by professors John Cronin and Michelle Land, the clinic announced that the New York State Senate has passed by unanimous vote the Elephant Protection Act (S7805), conceived and written by the students of the clinic. Local state senator, Terrence Murphy, fought assiduously for the bill's passage, which bans entertainment elephants in circuses and other venues in New York State.

Read more: http://armonk.dailyvoice.com/schools/pace-students-elephant-ban-bill-passes-in-state-senate/671545/

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