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Exotic Animal Laws

The Elephant (and Lion, Zebra, Baboon, King Cobra and Giraffe) in the Room

Ken White | Posted 07.02.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

"Zebras (preferably two males, five females), giraffes, any ape species..." While various permits are required by many states (not all) and cities (even fewer) for people to either buy or sell, where there's a will and a credit card, there is a way.

Ohio Exotic Animal Stampede Ignites Vast Law Review

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 07.01.2012 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Of all the beasts set free by the suicidal owner of an exotic animal farm in Ohio last year, few were as scary or as lethal as th...

Protecting Threatened Animals in Virginia

Laura Donahue | Posted 04.03.2012 | DC
Laura Donahue

This year is gearing up to be a busy one. From lions to sharks to foxes to snakes, we'll be pushing for legislation that increases protections for the animals in Virginia who deserve our compassion.

Tragedy in Ohio Highlights Urgent Need for Action on Exotics

Michael Markarian | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Many states have turned into the wild west for exotic animal ownership -- we need to have better rules in place to prevent tragedies like the one in Ohio last week.