H.R.3359 - Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 11/03/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||11/29/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.|
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Summary: H.R.3359 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/03/2011)
Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit an exhibitor from allowing for the participation of an exotic or wild animal (including a non-human primate) in an animal act if, during the 15-day period preceding such participation, such animal was traveling in a mobile housing facility, unless the use of such animal is: (1) in an exhibition at a non-mobile, permanent institution or facility; (2) a part of an outreach program for educational or conservation purposes by an accredited zoo or aquarium and such animal is not kept in a mobile housing facility for more than 12 hours a day; (3) by a university, college, laboratory, or other research facility registered with the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA); (4) in film, television, or advertising if such use does not involve a live public exhibition; or (5) in a rodeo.
Subjects a traveling circus or exhibitor that fails to comply with this Act to specified penalties.