ACTION ALERT: New Mexico Senate Bill 38

ACTION ALERT: New Mexico Senate Bill 38

This bill bans the selling and purchasing of any species listed under Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna (CITES) as well as a short list of other species (see bill text below). CITES Appendix 1 includes many species which are domestically bred and sold including Argentine boa constrictors, […]

Texas House Bill 135

Texas House Bill 135

A bill to support! Texas HB135 puts a halt to radical animal rights groups misleading legislators with their “traveling animal act” and “animal performance” bans. Across the country, we have seen these bans proposed at both local and state levels. Some states have already passed these superfluous laws. Instead of enforcing current animal welfare and cruelty […]

ACTION ALERT: California Educational Program Ban

ACTION ALERT: California Educational Program Ban

California Senate Bill 313, ban on “traveling animal acts” Imagine being fined $25,000 for taking a llama to a 4-H fair or a lemur to a Boy Scouts program. Senate Bill 313 does just that! With the very misleading title of “Circus Cruelty Prevention Act,” the devil is in the details. Actually, the devil is […]

ACTION ALERT: Illinois Animal Program Ban HB2554

UPDATE 2/21/19: The Senate version with a defined species list passed in committee today with a vote of 6-5. Details on that bill are below. Very basic summary: Ban on any animal species non-native to the U.S. being transported and then viewed by any audience; the only exemption applies to programs in which the animal […]

Action Alert: New Hampshire SB161

Action Alert: New Hampshire SB161

This bill amends (or edits) the current “Sale of Pets” law (RSA 437:1). It removes the current language of “engaged in the business of transferring” and replaces it with “that transfers 20 or more” and creates the term pet vendor. It applies to any animal which can be sold as a pet, so basically all […]