Indiana and South Carolina consider increasing restrictions on wild animals

Indiana Representative Eberhart introduced House Bill 1332 that will prohibit a person from possessing, selling, transferring, or breeding a dangerous wild animal, and prohibits a person who owns a dangerous wild animal from allowing a member of the public to come into direct contact with the animal. HB 1332 was referred to the house committee on natural resources.

Two weeks ago South Carolina introduced an amendment to an existing law House Bill 3531 that will delete the provision that allows the public display, showing, or exhibition of certain wild carnivores that includes ALL lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars, cougars, cheetahs, snow leopards, and clouded leopards. HB 3531 was referred to the state house committee on agriculture, natural resources and environmental affairs.

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