Unanimous vote to be finalized by council next week
ADI congratulates the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for unanimously voting in favor of a ban on wild animal performances in the city. The proposal will be finalized when it is voted on at next week’s Council meeting. Supervisor Tang, who champions the effort, said the ordinance intends to “protect wild and exotic animals from cruel and inhumane treatment and to protect the public from the danger posed by the use of wild and exotic animals for entertainment” and she sees this as a step toward building momentum for a similar state wide ban or even a national ban in the US.
ADI has been working on a national ban, The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, which aims to ban the use of wild and exotic animals from performing in travelling circuses in the US and was introduced by now-retired Representative Jim Moran (D-VA). ADI is currently seeking a new sponsor to reintroduce and you can find out more about our effort here.
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