Easter Issue of Coloring Animals is Back

An Easter issue of decades past has been resurrected by the Florida legislature.

In 1967, the state outlawed coloring animals to protect baby chickens and bunnies.

Before the ban, pet stores would paint the animals in pastels for Easter sales.

But once the color faded, the animals were often being abandoned.

Pet Shop Owner Carol Hoover won’t even sale bunnies until after Easter to discourage irresponsible buyers.

Even if Scott signs the bill, the ban wouldn’t be lifted until July first, so for now, you can dye Easter eggs, but not the Easter bunny.

The governor has until Saturday to decide what to do with the bill.

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News Talk Florida Staff