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Los Angeles Becomes Largest US City to Ban Wild Animals in Entertainment

Laura Goldman: ‘Los Angeles, considered the entertainment capital of the world, will no longer tolerate entertainment that involves performances by wild or exotic animals. The City Council voted unanimously… to ban the exhibition of these animals for entertainment or amusement purposes in circuses, exotic animal shows, public places and private house parties. L.A. will now become the largest city in the country to prohibit this type of entertainment. Unfortunately, the ban does not include animals in zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, petting zoos, research labs, educational presentations or legitimate film productions — but it’s still a very important first step… With Los Angeles being the home of so many movie studios, it seems a shame that the ban doesn’t include wild animals used in films and TV shows, especially since nowadays they can be replaced with realistic-looking but fake CGI (computer-generated imagery) versions’. SOURCE…

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