Bill to Restrict Use of Exotic and Wild Animals in Traveling Performances

The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act of 2019 would amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the use of exotic or wild animals in a traveling performance. The Act would except permanent institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, or the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries; exhibitions as part of an environmental education program accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums; research facilities; animals used in television or film; rodeos, wildlife rehabilitators, federally permitted falconers, or wildlife sanctuaries.