Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Transporting Performance Animals Through the State

Pennsylvania House Bill 1114 would prohibit the transportation of a “performance animal,” through the state for purposes of  circuses or other traveling animal acts. “Performance animal” is defined to include bears, big cats, elephants, zebras, giraffes, kangaroos, nonhuman primates, tapirs, sharks, seals, sea lions, rhinoceroses, and hippopotami––effectively banning circuses with animals from entering the state. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs.