Ketchum to Consider Ban on Shows with Exotic Animals

The Ketchum Keystone

The Ketchum City Council at a regular meeting on Monday, April 21, will consider adopting a law that would ban performances involving exotic animal, especially by shows such as traveling circuses, in the city.

“Five Sage School students will go before the City Council Monday, April 21, to ask the City to prohibit performances by traveling circuses that include exotic or non-domesticated animals,” a recent newsletter from the city states.

The request is an outgrowth of a spring term independent study, the Student Elephant Project, in which the five pupils—sixth grader Sam Laski, seventh graders Harrison Blamires and Will Griffith and ninth graders Evathea Drougas and Kayla Chaffey—studied the effect of circus life on animals, the newsletter states.

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