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Outcomes reported on IEN regulatory negotiation of Dangerous Animals

Recommendations aimed at ensuring that exotic, potentially dangerous animals don’t escape their enclosures and endanger Virginia residents are headed to Gov. Bob McDonnell.

The proposals are contained in a report finalized this week by a divergent group of state officials, private zookeepers, advocacy groups, animal control officers and others collectively known as the Dangerous Animals Initiative workgroup.

Click here for full article: Virginia working group backs tighter rules for exotic, potentially dangerous animals, Washington Post