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Big cats may be on next year's ballot

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A ban on big cat trophy hunting in Colorado could be on the state ballot in 2024. The group Cats Aren’t Trophies or CATS is behind a campaign to collect enough signatures to put the issue to voters. Reporter Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Julie Marshall of Animal Wellness Action and Samantha Breugger, CATS campaign manager, about the issue and what’s behind the campaign. More information is at

Amy Hadden Marsh’s reporting goes back to 1990 and includes magazine, radio, newspaper and online work. She has previously served as reporter and news director for KDNK Community Radio, earning Edward R. Murrow and Colorado Broadcasters Association awards for her work. She also writes for Aspen Journalism and received a Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies award in 2023 for a story on the Uinta Basin Railway. Her photography has also won awards. She holds a Masters in Investigative Journalism from Regis University.