Pass a National Ban on Elephant Acts

Elephants around the state of New York are tipping their trunk in thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Last month, the two-term governor signed The Elephant Protection Act which protects the pachyderms from abuse and exploitation in the cruel animal entertainment industry.

All around the country, elephants are used in circuses and other amusement events that force them to do tricks that are unnatural and even dangerous to their health. Their handlers treat them as tools rather than the smart, self aware and social beings they are and they are are shipped from one location to the next on a never ending tour of torture. In fact, life for entertainment elephants is so hard, that they typically live half as long as their wild relatives.

In a statement, Gov. Cuomo said the “The Elephant Protection Act furthers this administration’s efforts to fight animal cruelty, and create a stronger, more humane New York.” But why should a life free of cruelty end at the NY state border?

It is time to demand that Congress finally take the circus tent down on elephant shows and end these cruel acts all together. Sign the petition to demand that Congress follow in NY’s foot steps and pass a nation wide Elephant Protection Act.
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