State Rep. Michael Chippendale, R-Foster, recently introduced a bill that would legalize otter hunting. A House committee this week held the bill for further review. Chippendale is senior deputy minority leader.
Proponents of the measure say the otter population is on the rise and claim the animals damage ponds, while the group Defenders of Animals opposes the legislation, according to the Journal. Read the bill Should otter hunting be allowed in Rhode Island? Share your opinion in the comments.