PRINTER'S NO. 2183
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY LEACH, STACK, FERLO, BOSCOLA, ERICKSON, FONTANA, VULAKOVICH, HUGHES, GREENLEAF, ALLOWAY AND RAFFERTY, JUNE 24, 2014
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, JUNE 24, 2014
9§ 5511.4. Unlawful treatment of elephant.
10(a) Offense defined.--It shall be unlawful for any person
11who houses, possesses, is in contact with or travels with an
12elephant utilized in a circus or traveling show within this
13Commonwealth to engage in any of the following:
18(2) Possession of any implement or device that may
11"Circus." A Class C licensee under the Animal Welfare Act
12(Public Law 89-544, 7 U.S.C. § 2131 et seq.), and the
13regulations and standards adopted pursuant to that act, that
14offers a performance by a live animal, clown or acrobat.
15"Implement." An implement or device that is used, purchased,
16contrived for or constructed for the purpose of poking,
17striking, hitting, stabbing, piercing, pinching or other
18physical contact of an elephant. The term includes, but is not
19limited to, a bullhook, ankus or other similar device.
20"Traveling show." A circus, public show, trade show,
21photographic opportunity, carnival, city or county fair,
22agricultural fair, ride, parade, race, performance or a similar
23undertaking in which elephants do not permanently reside or that
24moves elephants from location to location, but not including the
25transportation of an elephant for the purpose of obtaining
26required medical services for an elephant or for the exchange of
27an elephant between sanctuaries.
28Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.