SPONSOR: Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva
CO-SPONSORS: 81 (as of 11/27/22) HERE
STATUS: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture 11/17/21
SPONSOR: Sen. Robert Menendez
CO-SPONSORS: 1 (as of 11/27/22) HERE
STATUS: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 11/17/21
2021 Version Changes: The new version first corrects a lettering issue within the section the new law is to be added to. It uses the new order name Cetartiodactyla over Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates). The bill also adds an Alliance of Marine Mammals Parks and Aquariums exemption.
SPECIES AFFECTED: Exotic or wild animals (any animal not domestic or farm animal) including:
Note: We provided some common name examples in parenthesis. They are not part of the bill.
Domestic: any animal that is normally maintained as a companion or pet animal in or near the household of the owner or person who cares for the animal (includes domestic dog including service dogs, domestic cat, ferret, gerbil, horse, mouse, rat, guinea pig, rabbit, or hamster).
Farm Animal: alpacas, cow, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, poultry, rabbits, horses, mules, or donkeys
SECTORS AFFECTED: Traveling Animal Acts (performance of an animal for which the animal is transported in a mobile or traveling housing facility to, from, or between locations for the purpose of a performance)
CLASSIFICATION: Ban – Traveling Animal Acts
DETAILS: BANS causing a performance of, or allowing for the participation of, an exotic or wild animal in a traveling animal act
ENFORCING AGENCY: USDA
SEIZURE & FORFEITURE: None
PENALTIES: Civil penalty up to $10,000 per violation per day; if violating any cease and desist order - $1500 per day
EFFECTIVE DATE: 1 year after enactment