• Traveling exotic animal acts banned in Santa Fe; rodeos not affected

    4 days ago - By Topix

    After an hour of public testimony dominated by animal-welfare advocates, the City Council on Wednesday voted 8-1 to prohibit traveling wild and exotic animal acts, making Santa Fe the latest in a growing number of localities nationwide and globally to take a stand against the use of animals in circuses and similar exhibitions that are increasingly viewed as cruel forums for exploitation. The ordinance, brought by Councilor Signe Lindell and co-sponsored by Councilor Peter Ives, bans any circus, petting zoo, animal act, show or exhibit that features wild or exotic animals unless for...
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