As the US elections approach next month, even the annual contest to design next year’s Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, better known as the Duck Stamp, is mired in controversy.

In a controversial new rule, each design is now required to incorporate the theme of “celebrating our waterfowl hunting heritage,” and that isn’t sitting well with some animal rights groups. The organization Friends of Animals filed a lawsuit in Connecticut district court late last month against the US Fish and Wildlife Services, decrying the rule as “anti-wildlife” and “anti-conservation,” reports the CT Post.

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