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SUPPORT WORKING ANIMALS IN IOWA: SB1195

HEARING SCHEDULED FOR  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021 in the Senate Agriculture Committee. 

Protect Jobs • Protect Agriculture • Protect Animal Ownership in Iowa and beyond!


SB 1195 prohibits an outright ban by any local political subdivision, City Council, County Commission of any LEGAL, licensed animal enterprise.


This legislation DOES NOT take away local control. It simply states that these legal animal enterprises and businesses utilizing working animals cannot be banned outright or have regulations imposed that would lead to a ban.


If passed,  SB1195 would disallow an outright ban on any legal animal enterprise related to working animals. The purpose and goal of SB1195 is to slow down the animal rights extremists' agenda and steamroller by preventing an outright ban of legitimate, legal  businesses utilizing working animals for the purpose of commercial or academic enterprise that uses or sells animals or animal products for profit, food or fiber production, agriculture, education, research, or testing.


In the past several years, there has been an onslaught of local municipal ordinances banning exotic animal exhibits, elephants, the circus, and carriage businesses in over 55 municipalities across the nation. Click to view the list of enacted bans on animal exhibits at fairs, educational animal exhibits, elephant rides, elephant exhibiting, and horse drawn carriages, and more.  HERE


These local bans destroy animal ownership, job opportunities, and revenue that farmers, ranchers, animal exhibitors, carriage companies, and others bring to the state of Iowa. They also deny families access to animal exhibits or opportunities to view or interact with animals just because it may not align with a certain group's ideology.


Please click the link below and send your letters to SUPPORT for SB1195  to  protect  Agriculture, Jobs, Traditions, and animal ownership. 


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