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H.R.4525: Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about animals
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Sponsor James P. Moran, D-Va.
Total Cosponsors 31 (30 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 30, 2014
Latest Major Action May 6, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

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.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 6, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit.
April 30, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.