Hawaii is looking to be the first state in the US to ban the use of wild animals in performances. This news follows just three days following the premiere of Tyke Elephant Outlaw.
The Huffington Post reported:
Hawaii likely will become the first U.S. state to ban the use of elephants, bears and other exotic wild animals for entertainment purposes.
The Hawaii Department of Agriculture board on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed rules change that would define "dangerous wild animals" and prohibit the import of such animals "for exhibition or performance in public entertainment shows such as circuses, carnivals and state fairs." The rules make exceptions for commercial filming in television or movies and in government zoos.
Animals listed in the proposal include big cats, primates, elephants, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bears, hyenas and crocodiles.
The move comes just three days after "Tyke Elephant Outlaw," a documentary about a circus elephant that went on a deadly rampage in Honolulu two decades ago, made its Hawaii premiere.
You can read the full article here: Hawaii Moves To Ban Wild Performing Animals - The Huffington Post
Watch the trailer for Tyke Elephant Outlaw, now available on demand in the UK and Canada (coming to the US soon!)