Alabama’s Exotic Pet Laws Could Soon Change
Alabama law forbids ownership of certain species of exotic animals, but that list does not include big cats, wolves and primates. Federal laws restrict the import, export, and transport of these animals, but it also allows states to set their own guidelines regarding possession of these creatures. Alabama lawmakers are considering changing the state’s regulations on exotic pet ownership. More on this from Nick Patterson, editor of the weekly newspaper Weld.
Nick Patterson is the editor for WELD for Birmingham, a weekly newspaper covering news and politics, arts and culture and community engagement in the Magic City. Patterson joins WBHM each Thursday during All Things Considered to discuss WELD's top stories.
Humane Society Approved for New 27-acre Facility in Titusville
The Birmingham City Council Tuesday transferred ownership of the property in Titusville to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Despite overwhelming support from residents, some in the neighborhood voiced concerns about the move. Hear more from Nick Patterson of Weld.