H.R.3359 - Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and non-domesticated animals in traveling circuses and exhibitions. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act as introduced.
  • Official: To amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and non-domesticated animals in traveling circuses and exhibitions. as introduced.

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James Moran

D-VA

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Official Summary

Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit an exhibitor from allowing for the participation of an exotic or wild animal (including a non-human primate) in an animal act if, during the 15-day period preceding such participation, such animal was traveli

Official Summary

Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit an exhibitor from allowing for the participation of an exotic or wild animal (including a non-human primate) in an animal act if, during the 15-day period preceding such participation, such animal was traveling in a mobile housing facility, unless the use of such animal is:
(1) in an exhibition at a non-mobile, permanent institution or facility;
(2) a part of an outreach program for educational or conservation purposes by an accredited zoo or aquarium and such animal is not kept in a mobile housing facility for more than 12 hours a day;
(3) by a university, college, laboratory, or other research facility registered with the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA);
(4) in film, television, or advertising if such use does not involve a live public exhibition; or
(5) in a rodeo. Subjects a traveling circus or exhibitor that fails to comply with this Act to specified penalties.

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