San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors have banned the use of wild animals for public entertainment last week in a measure approved unanimously to “protect wild and exotic animals from cruel and inhumane treatment and to protect the public from the danger posed by the use of wild and exotic animals for entertainment.”

“We want to address the inequalities for a population that can’t speak for themselves,” said Supervisor Katy Tang, who proposed the measure.

Wild animals, defined as any non-domestic or hybrid creature, will now be banned from any public entertainment performance in the city, including circuses, carnivals, parades, petting zoos and movie sets, with the exception of certain educational activities or exhibitions.

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