Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, H.R. 3359

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Originally Posted: 20 November 2011

Sponsors and Support Needed for Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, H.R. 3359

FROM Animal Defenders International (ADI)


Urge Congressional Representatives and Senators to SPONSOR and SUPPORT passage of the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, H.R. 3359.

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The bill will effectively end the use of wild animals in traveling circuses in the United States. This is tightly targeted to exotic and non-domesticated species in traveling circuses – it does not affect zoos, rodeos, or static shows, or facilities where the animals live in permanent accommodation and travel out for film or television – these are exempt provided there is no live public exhibition involved. When animals are transported, they cannot be traveled for more than 12 hours at a time, and if they are to be taken to be used in a show, they must not have been used for the previous 15 day period. This removes the option to keep these animals constantly traveling around the US for months at a time. This has been carefully constructed to deal with the most egregious cases and is intended to be a progressive step.

We hope that the announcement of the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act has you energized and enthusiastic about the Break the Chain campaign! We need you to reach out to your representatives in Washington and urge them to support this bill! Click here to find your Member of Congress and send them an email, or phone, or a letter (to their district office only)!

In order for you to fully take part in the drive to break the chains in US circuses, we need to be able to mobilize you quickly to do calls, emails and letters to the district office of your Member of Congress. So please send us your address, email, and telephone number so that we can contact you quickly during the campaign to take action, as things happen in Congress. We can win this!

Contact ADI for more information on how you can help by emailing: [email protected]

Thank you for everything you do for animals!