Exotic Animal Ban Passes Committee, Heads to Council

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City of Los Angeles’ Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee unanimously approved (3-0) Councilmember David Ryu’s motion to instruct the City Attorney to craft an ordinance which would prohibit the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment or amusement, including circuses, other wild or exotic animal shows, and rentals for house parties.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 5, 2017

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EXOTIC ANIMAL BAN PASSES COMMITTEE, HEADS TO COUNCIL

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City of Los Angeles’ Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee unanimously approved (3-0) Councilmember David Ryu’s motion to instruct the City Attorney to craft an ordinance which would prohibit the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment or amusement, including circuses, other wild or exotic animal shows, and rentals for house parties.

“Wild and exotic animals have a long history of being exploited for public and private entertainment. Treating animals in this manner has taught generations of people that it is okay to view wild and exotic animals as toys. Los Angeles must take action to make clear that exhibiting animals in this way is no longer in line with our City’s values,” stated Councilmember David Ryu.

The motion will be considered at the full City Council in the following weeks.

Read Councilmember Ryu’s motion, here.

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys


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