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Animal Legislative Update from Vanessa Gagne

Thu, February 27, 2020 2:59 PM | Sue Gallup (Administrator)

From the desk of Vanessa Gagne:
ANIMAL ISSUES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

February 27, 2020

UPDATES

The city of Charlotte, NC has deferred a ban on traveling exotic animals in the circus and restructured the language of their ordinance that would ban the use of elephant guides. 
'This is not fair at all’: City Council defers decision on exotic animal ordinance

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There is still time to help oppose this bill and let your voice be heard.  There is only 1 elephant in the entire state of Virginia and this law is targeting her and her facility.
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