L.A. Exotic Animal Act Ordinance August 2019

UPDATE 10/3/19: The next hearing of the Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee will be October 16 @ 2:00 PM. Please try to attend and voice opposition! Details below. DATE: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 2:00 PM LOCATION:  Los Angeles City Hall Room 1060 200 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Los Angeles posted (8/23/19) […]


Branson, Missouri is discussing amendments to its animal ordinance. Changes include a sweeping ban on “exotic” animals (vague language which could be enforced upon anything not considered domesticated) and a pet limit for dogs and cats of four total animals. Pet owners in Branson should contact their officials immediately before this bad proposal proceeds. Remember […]

New York state proposed regulation changes

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing changes to Title 6 (Environmental Conservation), Chapter 1 (Fish & Wildlife), Part 180 (Miscellaneous Regulations). This proposal takes many reptile and other species currently heavily regulated as “wild animals” by the DEC under Environmental Conservation Article 11 – Fish and Wildlife Title 1 and reclassifies them […]

Action Alert: West Virginia Reptile Ban

UPDATE: Thanks to an outpouring of opposition and education, the WV DWA Board has withdrawn the proposed amendments to the State’s Dangerous Wild Animals Act from consideration. Thank you to all of those who supported our efforts to stop these additions to the State’s Dangerous Wild Animal list. ————————————————————————————————— The West Virginia Dangerous Wild Animal […]

ACTION ALERT: Federal Animal Program Ban

ACTION ALERT: Federal Animal Program Ban

The “Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act” (or TEAPSPA) has now been introduced in the Senate (S. 2121) as well as the House of Representatives (H.R. 2683). These companion bills are broad-sweeping bans on “traveling animal acts” authored by radical animal rights groups. These animal rights extremists have again fed legislators their misinformation […]