Committee Reports

Report in Support of the Elephant Protection Act


The Animal Law Committee (Lori A. Barrett, Chair) issued a report in support of the Elephant Protection Act, which would amend New York’s Agriculture and Markets Law to prohibit the display of elephants in any type of entertainment act, including any “exhibition, act, circus, trade show, carnival, ride, parade, race, performance or similar undertaking.” (AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries would be exempt.)  


A.464-B (AM Paulin) / S.2098-B (Sen. Murphy) – Enacts the “elephant protection act” to prohibit the use of elephants in entertainment acts (NYS 2017)


Signed by the Governor, Chp. 333, Oct. 19, 2017