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February 19, 2020 - LA Times

L.A. bans exotic animals from house parties

L.A. bans exotic animals from house parties
Animal activists protesting use of wild animals Credit: PETA

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban the use of exotic animals for entertainment purposes, effectively putting an end to traditional circuses and similar ventures within the city.

“The issue of wild, exotic animals being abused came to my doorstep four years ago, when a baby giraffe and elephant were being marched up the Hollywood Hills for a house party,” said Councilman David Ryu. “It is time that the city of Los Angeles makes absolutely clear that this abuse of animals is shameful, and we will not stand for it.” The ban, which was passed on a 14-0 vote, also prohibits people from riding wild and exotic animals or using them in other entertainment purposes, whether a fee is charged or not.

California lawmakers voted in 2019 to ban bears, tigers, elephants, monkeys or other wild animals in circus acts.

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