Demand United States end all traveling animal acts!

  • by: Adelina Hamilton
  • recipient: United States Congress; all United States Senators

Earlier this year, a Federal Bill has been re-introduced in the House. HR 2863-S2121 is called TEASPSA-Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Act. It needs support to become law! Demand the United States pass this law and finally end the suffering of all animals forced to endure the pain and suffering of circus and traveling acts for human entertainment.

KEY POINTS TO WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:

Insufficient Space

Animals are housed and transported in very small cages.

Extended Periods Spent in Transport Vehicles

Even for short journeys, animals are often loaded long before, and unloaded long after.

Lack of Exercise / Restriction of Natural Behaviors

Circuses lack the resources to allow animals to exercise normally or act naturally.

Stress From Abnormal Conditions

Solitary animals get crowded together, predators and prey are housed in close proximity, and family members are separated.

Physical Abuse

Most "tricks" are coerced through the use of bull hooks, electric prods, whips, metal bars, and methods most would view as torturous.

Resulting Problems

Animals kept in circus conditions are prone to severe health, behavioral, and psychological problems.

Regulation Difficulties

Studies show that the transient nature of traveling circuses present significant challenges to, and increase the costs of, regulation and enforcement.

Safety Concerns

The extreme stress caused by the circus environment often makes wild animals highly dangerous, especially with the public. Deaths and injuries are becoming increasingly common.

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