Illinois Legislation Would Protect Animal Enterprises

Illinois House Bill 3728, the “Local Working Animal Protection Act,” would “guarantee” the “right to utilize working animals for the benefit and welfare of the animals or those they serve” and prohibit any ordinance or rule “by a unit of local government . . . that terminates, bans, effectively bans, or creates an undue financial hardship relating to the job or use of working animals or animal enterprise in commerce, service, legal hunting, agriculture, husbandry, transportation, ranching, entertainment, education, or exhibition.”