Category: Animal Rights News

Action Alert – Massachusetts

Calls/letters/emails needed for Massachusetts bills to ban elephants in traveling animal acts   Massachusetts House Bill 418 and its companion bill, Senate Bill 1898, have been sent to the House Ways and Means Committee for consideration.  These bills have already been…

Action Alert — Big Cat Public Safety Act (HR 1818)

The Natural Resources Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is being urged by HSUS to conduct a hearing on HR 1818, “The Big Cat Public Safety Act.”  This legislation would make it illegal (with certain exemptions) to import, export, transport, sell,…

Statewide Pet Sale Ban Making Same Mistakes as LA Ban

citywatchla.com By Mike Bober PET POLITICS–Earlier this week, Phyllis Daugherty published an analysis of some of the failures of the 2012 Los Angeles ban on cat, dog, and rabbit sales. Her piece is worth reading in full as the Senate considers…

Action Alert – Massachusetts

Courtesy of Mary Lou Kelly A hearing on Massachusetts H 418 (an act relative to the use of elephants in traveling animal acts) and S 490 (an act relative to prohibiting wild and exotic animal performances) will have a hearing May…

Federal BAN on traveling animal acts introduced

 HR 6342, the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPA) was introduced earlier this month by Representatives Grijalva (D-AZ) and Costello (R-PA).  The bill text  available at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6342 .  The bill has been assigned to the House Committee…

Action Alert – Los Angeles Proposed ban on Exhibition of Wild & Exotic Animals

Press coverage: http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20161201/la-councilman-wants-to-bring-down-curtain-on-animal-entertainment http://laist.com/2016/11/30/exotic_animals_ban.php http://mynewsla.com/life/2016/11/30/ban-the-bears-from-la-circuses-elephants-and-snakes-too/   As many of you know, in 2013 the Los Angeles City Council voted to prohibit the use of elephant guides (bullhooks), which effectively prohibited any future elephant performances or elephant exhibitors in the city.…