From the desk of Vanessa Gagne:
ANIMAL ISSUES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
January 23rd, 2020
Several bills have come up since the beginning of the year. You may keep track of them by using www.grassroots.circusfans.org a website sponsored by OABA and CFA to keep members abreast of current legislative issues. I update it weekly for your convenience.
IN THE NEWS
Rescued circus tigers and lions to be airlifted from Guatemala to South Africa
Animal Cruelty Charges Reissued Against Exotic Zoo Owner
44th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo: a true pillar of the Monegasque heritage
Wild elephant walks into Sri Lankan hotel and gently wanders around
This is a tuskless male elephant, called a makhna. Sri Lanka has a higher population of makhnas compared to the mainland Asian elephant population. It is said that the tuskless males go through a stronger and more aggressive musth period.
Baby gorilla born at LA Zoo for first time in over 20 years
Llamas and ostriches were taken from an exotic meat farm. Was it theft or rescue?
Ranch circuit a reminder of rodeo's humble beginnings