Colorado Becomes Latest to Ban Animal Circus Acts
An Entertainment Abuses Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM PETA.org
May 2021

This bill will ban the use of elephants, big cats, bears, and other animals in circuses and other traveling shows in the Colorado.


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PETA has learned that the governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, has signed the Traveling Animal Protection Act (SB 21-135) into law. This bill, which bans the use of elephants, big cats, bears, and other animals in circuses and other traveling shows in the state, will take effect 90 days after the legislature adjourns later this year.

This bill should also end dangerous animal exhibits at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, including elephant and camel rides and exotic-cat shows. Colorado is joining California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York, which have all placed restrictions on the use of animals in traveling acts. Below, you can check out a more comprehensive list of localities that have passed restrictions or bans on the use of animals in circuses.

To help secure this important legislative win in Colorado, PETA supplied detailed information on traveling animal exhibitors in the state to the animal-friendly advocacy group Colorado Voters for Animals, the determined local force behind this billís success. We also asked our supporters in Colorado to contact their legislators in support of its passage, and our years of protesting, action alerts, and law-enforcement efforts paved the way for this momentous day for animals exploited for entertainment. 


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