Summary: H.R.5947 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5947. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/26/1990)

Exhibition Animal Protection Act - Makes it unlawful for a person who uses, exhibits, or trains an animal to be used or exhibited at a carnival, circus, animal act, zoo, rodeo, educational exhibit, or for making of a film to: (1) handle such animal in a manner which would tend to injure, kill, or otherwise cause it suffering; (2) fail to maintain an animal population control program to avoid overbreeding of animals and ensure that such animals are not sold to persons to be used for hunting, experimentation, testing, or other practice which would jeopardize their health; (3) fail to provide animals with a physical environment adequate to promote the animal's psychological well-being; or (4) elude any prohibition in this Act by leaving the United states.

Sets forth provisions with respect to: (1) notification requirements before moving such animals; and (2) inspections for violations committed under this Act.

Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to promulgate rules establishing standards for a physical environment adequate to promote the psychological well-being of animals protected under this Act. Directs the Secretary to establish an advisory board to make recommendations with respect to such regulations.

Sets forth both civil and criminal penalties for violations of this Act. Sets forth specified exemptions.