Category: Local and State Legislation

Circus animal ordinance stalls in committee

Austin Monitor – Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Tyler Whitson A proposed ordinance aiming to protect circus animals within city limits sparked a passionate debate at a City Council Health and Human Services Committee meeting on Monday, with supporters calling…

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…