API Position: SUPPORT
Bill Description: This bill would regulate the possession, propagation, transportation and sale or other transfer of certain dangerous wild animals, including nonhuman primates; lions, tigers, and other wild cats; and bears. Registration and payment of a $10 fee would be required prior to obtaining the animal. Current owners of these animals would be required to meet certain requirements, including registration within 120 days. The bill would require possessors of these animals to provide veterinary care at least annually. Violations of the law could result in seizure and permanent disposition or destruction of the animals. Knowing violations can result in criminal or civil penalties.