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March 2, 2022
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Salt Lake Metropolis – The Utah Home of Representatives simply voted in favor of advancing HB 476, which seeks to dam regulation enforcement and legislative our bodies from implementing or enacting laws of “animal enterprises,” together with manufacturing unit farms, aquariums, rodeos, circuses, and even pet shops and different companies that promote animals or animal merchandise. The invoice would successfully reverse the progress that Utahns have made over the past century to guard animals from useless hurt and would halt virtually all such additional progress. Please see the next assertion from PETA Government Vice President Tracy Reiman:
Pet mill lobbyists who’ve been pushed out of different states for violating fundamental animal safety legal guidelines have set their sights on Utah with a harmful invoice that may stop native governments from enacting anti-cruelty measures, together with Salt Lake County’s much-praised ban on wild-animal circuses, and Salt Lake Metropolis’s bans on horse-drawn carriages and pet retailer pet gross sales. PETA members are urging their state representatives to oppose this invoice, which might flip the Beehive State right into a protected haven for animal abusers as an alternative of locking them up.
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals are usually not ours to abuse in any manner”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info on PETA’s newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.