Proposed bill would ban traveling animal acts in Washington state

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — A proposed bill would ban traveling animal acts in Washington State. 

House Bill 2824 was introduced by Rep. Sherry Appleton. 

If passed, the bill would make it so anyone caught transporting performance animals to one location from another would be subject to pay $200- $2,000 in fines per animal. 

This includes animals performing for the circus, fair, petting zoo, carnival, or any other type of performance. 

According to Four PAWS in US, Spokane is one of five cities in Washington that has placed restrictions on circuses and traveling shows.