Laws from the two federal agencies that regulate exotic animals within the United States: the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. 

Find the laws of the state legislature and state agency rules that affect exotic animals including the following types of laws:

  • Exotic animals
  • Native Wildlife
  • Invasive Species
  • Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Special Permits
  • Hybrid laws
  • Fishing & Hunting Laws

& more

Exotic animals are regulated by the federal government, state governments, local governments and homeowners.  Here you will find federal laws, state laws, and some local laws affecting exotic animals along with some international ones.

Summaries of laws from some other countries.

Find summaries of laws from the counties, townships and cities.