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Exotic Animal Legislative Update from Mary Lou Kelly

Thu, April 04, 2019 5:11 PM | Sue Gallup (Administrator)


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ANIMAL ISSUES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
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California Alert
CA SB 313, the bill to prohibit wild and exotic animals in circuses, was amended on 3/28.  The bill now prohibits "any animal other than a domestic dog, domestic cat, or horse" from being used in a circus. Rodeos are exempted. The updated text is here, and a link is also included in my Pending Legislation chart.  Please alert your supporters to contact the California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water to oppose this legislation: 

Email: senate.natural.resources@senate.ca.gov 
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water
State Capitol, Room 5046
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4116
Fax: (916) 323-2232  
On your email to the committee, please state in the subject line "Submitted for the record in opposition to SB 313." The Committee website is: https://sntr.senate.ca.gov/. There are nine (9) members of the committee, but individual emails are only allowed to constituents of their respective districts via online forms.  

Florida Fish & Wildlife Public Meetings Bulletin
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission released a bulletin on 3/28, stating that the agency will be hosting public meetings to encourage for input on captive wildlife regulations in Florida. Topics will include elephant rides, administrative/applications issues, and public contact/unconfined captive wildlife.  Here is the link to the bulletin, with the scheduled meeting dates and locations: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/23a21f7 

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