• Illinois and New York Pass First Statewide Bans on the Use of Elephants in Entertainment

    24 days ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    Is in the best interest of the state that the use of elephants in entertainment be prohibited, and that the state use its authority to aid in the protection and welfare of these animals. - State of New York S2098B Bill Text
    As public sentiment continues to turn against forcing wild animals to perform in entertainment acts, a flurry of new legislation has been enacted across the U.S. that reflects this attitude change. Although several cities and counties have passed legislation prohibiting wild animal performances, Illinois recently enacted the first statewide ban on the use of elephants...
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