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End Circus Animal Suffering!!

Animals in circuses and traveling shows are subjected to horrific abuse, confinement, exploitation and cruelty. For the few minutes the public is “entertained” by them performing ridiculous unnatural stunts, these animals suffer a lifetime of misery. On November 2, 2011, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) along with Jan Creamer (Animal Defenders International,) Ed Stewart (Performing Animal Welfare Society -PAWS) Dr. Mel Richardson, DVM, Bob Barker, and Jorja Fox, introduced H.R. 3359-The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act. If passed, this federal bill would amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and non-domesticated animals in circuses and traveling shows.

It is crucial that we support this bill. Please contact your congress member and tell them as their constituent you support H.R. 3359-The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act and ask them to co-sponsor this bill. It takes only a few minutes to call, write, e-mail or fax your representative for animals that endure inhumane conditions and abuse.



(Please do not contact your Senators at this time as a companion bill in the Senate has not yet been introduced.)



  • For more information about H.R. 3359 / TEAPA visit Break The Chain “the campaign to bring an end to circus animal suffering in the USA, led by Animal Defenders International.” Break The Chain has updates about the campaign, resources, and more ways to take action.http://breakthechainus.com/





Using animals in circuses and traveling shows is not only cruel and inhumane, but it is a threat public safety-this archaic and cruel practice must end-with support of H.R. 3359 we can make that happen.


From ADI & PAWS:
National measures to prohibit the use of wild animals, or selected species, have been adopted in: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Malta, Slovakia, Sweden, Portugal, Taiwan, Singapore, Bolivia, Costa Rica, India and Israel. Similar laws are being discussed in: United Kingdom, Netherlands, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Norway, and Peru. Due to public concerns, local town and city bans are in place in the US, UK, Brazil and many other countries.


Source: http://www.ad-international.org/admin/downloads/1_low_cong._wild_animals_in_circuses_f_16.8.pdf

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