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Originally Posted: March 16, 2012

Support H.R. 3359: Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA)
WEEK OF ACTION - March 20-23

FROM Break the Chain and Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)


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.

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Contact your U.S. Representative 


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!