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Ringling’s End Could Mean Freedom For All U.S. Circus Animals

Urge Your Lawmakers to Support Bipartisan TEAPSPA:

‘Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have joined forces on a bill that would ban the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses and any other entertainment act on wheels. In late March, Representatives Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, Ryan Costello, a Pennsylvania Republican, and 22 other lawmakers introduced the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA) in the House. It would require the 19 traveling circuses in the U.S. with performing animals to to use only human entertainers—or shut down.

If the bill passes, it will end life on the road for more than 200 big cats, bears, camels, and elephants still working as circus performers. Thirty-four other countries have instituted similar bans, as have dozens of cities and counties in the U.S., including Los Angeles and San Francisco.’

Source: National Geographic

One thought on “Ringling’s End Could Mean Freedom For All U.S. Circus Animals

  1. What will happen to the animals? It would be typical for the bill to make no provision for that, and then most of them will be “euthanised”.

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