Animal owners across the country take heed: Six states are currently considering animal rights extremist-backed laws which would ban traveling exotic or non-native animal acts. This goes well beyond the vague wording in the proposed legislation, verbiage that could easily be interpreted to include rodeo animals, educational animal exhibits, fair animals and even animals raised by youth participating in 4-H and FFA.
The states where these proposed bans have been introduced include Connecticut, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington. Yet, the potential risk looms far beyond each state’s borders due to precedent that would be established if these egregious laws are passed. The worst part is the animal rights extremist agenda already has its foot in the proverbial door. It is no coincidence these proposed bans have similar language.
Clever Ordinances Used to Push Agenda
In January 2017, one of the most beloved animal-based American entertainment institutions in the nation’s history was effectively destroyed by animal rights extremists. After 142 years pleasing generations of Americans that attended its performances, Ringling Bros. Circus was forced to close following the elimination of its elephant acts in 2016. Elimination of the elephant acts resulted from bans sought by animal rights groups for specific, approved and accepted equipment used in elephant shows. These efforts,