HB 996 could be a turning point for wild animals used in traveling acts in Pennsylvania.

Representative Melissa Shusterman has introduced legislation, HB 996, that would ban the transport of wild animals, such as elephants, tigers and lions, bears, primates, kangaroos, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, zebras, seals, sea lions and sharks, for public performances. The bill would not impact permanent and educational installations such as zoos, wildlife refuges and animal parks.

Opinion Piece on the Bill, Posted April 1, 2019

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