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Originally Posted: March 16, 2012
Tell your Congresspersons to SUPPORT The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, H.R. 3359, that will restrict the use of exotic and non-domesticated animals from traveling circuses in the United States.
Sign an online petition:
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Contact your U.S. Representative
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
The current research, undercover video and photographic evidence show
clearly that traveling circuses cannot provide the proper living conditions
for these exotic animals. Wild, stressed animals in close quarters with the
public has proven to be a public safety hazard, and no amount of costly
government oversight can prevent accidents and physical abuse, or protect
wild animals traveling for months on end in small, temporary accommodations.
Dozens of municipalities in the U.S. and countries around the world have taken similar steps to protect wild animals in circuses. Please act now to support and co-sponsor this practical and reasonable protection for animals. The enormous popularity of contemporary circuses like Cirque du Soleil proves that the show will go on without abused animals.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!