Apr
23

OABA’s Commitment to Owners of Performing and Exhibition Animals

The Outdoor Amusement Business Association’s (OABA) Board of Directors believes that performing and exhibition animals are an integral part of the circus, fair and festival experience. Exhibition animals provide an opportunity to both educate and entertain while imparting to our patrons the value of the human/animal bond, an appreciation for animals in agriculture, and the importance of species conservation. The care and handling of performing and exhibition animals is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly and one that requires a great deal of commitment and experience. Our Guidelines, re-published in 2012, reflect the combined expertise of OABA's members and incorporate by reference the most current best practices available for the care, housing, transport and handling of exotic and performing animals in the public display and mobile exhibition community. These guidelines are consistent with, but not limited to, the rules and regulations set forth by federal, state and … [Read more...]