Washington Bill Would Ban Use of Exotic Animals for Circuses and Other Entertainment

Washington House Bill 1157 would prohibit the display of wild and exotic animals, including but not limited to large cats, nonhuman primates, wolves, cetaceans, elephants, camels, crocodilians, marsupials, snakes and reptiles, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, giraffes, zebra, deer, hyenas, skunks, weasels, otters, badgers, raccoons, coatis, anteaters, sloths, armadillos, mongoose, civets, genets, raptors, birds of prey, and bears, for public amusement. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.