California’s New Law Could Be Blocked By Louisiana

California’s new law banning the importation and sale of crocodile and alligator skins could be blocked by a lawsuit from Louisiana. The ban goes into effect January 1, making it a misdemeanor to import or sell crocodile or alligator products. The lawsuit claims businesses face “a wide range of irreparable harms” from the ban. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office also are planning to sue California to stop the ban. Alligator skins are a multi-million dollar industry in Louisiana.