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ACTION ALERT: Illinois Animal Program Ban HB2554

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 is not transported at a “non-mobile, permanent institution, or other facility;” violation penalty is up to a year in jail and $2,500 fine (Class A […]

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 […]

ACTION ALERT: New Hampshire HB688

Utterly irrational and completely overreaching! This is easily one of the greatest examples of nanny statism (overprotective government through overbearing laws) we have seen. A first hearing is scheduled for Thursday, February 7 at 1:00. While much of the language reads as though this bill applies only to dogs, cats, ferrets, and pet birds, the […]

Rhode Island Animal Program Ban

Rhode Island Animal Program Ban

Very basic summary: Ban on any animal species non-native to the U.S. being transported and then viewed by any audience; no exemptions listed in the bill; up to one year in prison and $1,000 fine. Senate Bill 167 (or S0167) is a broad-sweeping ban on animal outreach programs and more with any species not native to […]

ACTION ALERT: Wausau, WI

UPDATE: The new meeting date is Monday, February 18 at 5:15 PM. The location is below. The City of Wausau, Wisconsin is proposing a ban on all constrictor snakes, venomous snakes including non-medically significant rear-fanged species such as hognose, and venomous invertebrates (no species named so should be read to include all tarantulas, scorpions, etc.). This […]