This bill prohibits person from using specified types of animals in traveling animal act for performance in which an animal is transported to perform. Provides certain exemptions for domestic animals.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Animals have been a cornerstone of youth development and growth. Prohibiting many entertainment venues takes away the only opportunity to see exotic type animals for many people, particularly low income families.
Prohibits many entertainment venues where the only opportunity to see exotic type animals exists for many people, particularly low income families. “Performance” means a carnival, circus, display, exhibition, exposition, fair, parade, petting zoo, photographic opportunity, race, ride, trade show or similar undertaking during which an animal performs tricks, gives rides or otherwise entertains or amuses an audience, whether or not a fee is charged.
Could be misused to severely limit the ability to own, breed and show animals of various kinds in safe environments such as 4-H, FFA, organized animal enthusiast shows. For example, Ostrich meat is the new beef substitute in development. Provides certain exemptions for domestic dog, cat, horse, donkey, pony, mule, cow, Ilama, sheep, reindeer, American bison, pig, or goat.