Wyoming Bill Would Prohibit Localities from Restricting Use of Animals in Entertainment or for Other Commercial Purposes

Wyoming House Bill 66, the misleadingly named “Working Animal Protection Act,” would prohibit localities from enacting or enforcing an ordinance that “terminates, bans, or unduly impedes a person from using a working animal in lawful commerce or an animal enterprise.” The bill defines “working animal” to include animals who are used for “lawful hunting, agriculture, ranching, husbandry, transportation, education, competition, tourism, entertainment, or exhibition.” If enacted, the bill would become effective July 1, 2022.