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Los Angeles Is Closer To Banning Use Of Exotic Animals For Entertainment Purposes

Los Angeles Daily News-

The Los Angeles City Council’s Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee advanced a proposal today that would ban the use of exotic animals for entertainment purposes.

Wildlife conservationists who obtain applicable permits and the Los Angeles Zoo, which exhibits animals for educational purposes but do not require them to perform tricks, would be exempt from the ban.

“The issue of wild, exotic animals being abused came to my doorstep four years ago, when a baby giraffe and elephant were being marched up the Hollywood Hills for a house party,” said Councilman David Ryu, who authored the proposed ban.

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