Governor "Gator Hater" Scott Placates Animal Activists

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

Gov. Rick Scott has made amends with animal rights activists.

They had been unhappy with his alligator hide boots.

They also were displeased by his recent comments that alligators
were his least favorite Florida animal and that he wouldn't mind
shooting one.

But on Friday the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida issued a
news release praising Scott's line item budget veto of $150,000 to
promote alligator products.

Spokesman Don Anthony says the foundation is happy that Scott
"recognizes in a difficult year, marketing the meat and skin of
alligators killed in Florida" should not be a state priority.


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