Category: Local and State Legislation

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…

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.…

Action Alert – CA 1062

ACTION ALERT – CA SB 1062 From Feld Entertainment Access this alert online   As you will recall last October, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed CA SB 716, a bill which would have banned the use of the elephant guide…

HSUS Lobbyist Slapped Down in Oregon

Humanewatch. It’s January, which means a number of state legislatures are back in session. And that also means HSUS is busy prowling the halls for its “state lobby days” and trying to push a number of bills, from hunting restrictions…