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Animal Legislative Update - November 2, 2023
Animal Legislative Update - November 2, 2023
from the desk of Vanessa Gagne


An act to end the use of donkey hides for traditional Chinese medicine in the US was introduced this past week by US Rep. Don Beye.  Ejiao is a gelatin made from boiling the hides of donkeys. It is used primarily in cosmetics and traditional Chinese medicines. Global demand is increasing. Ejiao and the Donkey Hide Trade

The Los Angeles proposal to ban the rodeo has spread to San Diego
 Western Justice has an update about it here

What’s In a Bird Name?
On November 1, 2023, the American Ornithological Society announced that it will change all English bird names currently named after people. The effort will start next year and initially focus on up to 80 species found primarily in the United States and Canada. Before changing any Latin American bird names, which are also under its jurisdiction, the society said it will confer with ornithologists and organizations throughout Latin America.”



DC’s pandas are leaving soon. What will happen to their National Zoo exhibit?

Endangered Species Act protections for wolverines likely imminent

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Association of Zoos and Aquariums announce pilot network in southern California to provide care and welfare for animals confiscated from illegal trade.

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