Category: Local and State Legislation

Please Oppose California Senate Bill 716

ACTION ALERT FROM THE NATIONAL ANIMAL INTEREST ALLIANCE California Senate Bill 716 would ban the use of the elephant guide (also called a bull hook/ankus) in the State of California beginning in 2018. It would apply not only to circuses but…

Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

Note from the Animal Welfare Council – We are sad to lose the magnificent elephants from the traveling show that allow so many Americans to see them up close and personal.  We understand the decision and thankful to Feld Entertainment…

City council votes down proposed circus ordinance

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – By Alana Cook, Citizen.Editor.Eureka@gmail.com Despite local citizens protesting during the Nov. 10 Eureka Springs City Council meeting and pleading with council members to pass the second reading of a proposed ordinance that would ban circuses…

Animal Cruelty Laws Don’t Depend on Animal Rights

New York Times – Vigorous prosecution of animal cruelty is appropriate, but not based on animal rights. All members of nonhuman animal species are incapable of significant moral responsibilities, and thus affording them “rights” just doesn’t fit. Rather than focusing…

City Council Wavers on de Blasio’s Horse-Carriage Ban

Wall Street Journal – Support for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to ban horse-drawn carriages appears to be fizzling in the City Council, making the future of his campaign promise uncertain. Councilman Rafael Espinal, chairman of the…