The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (H.R.3359) is currently awaiting a hearing in the House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry. Click these links to view committee websites and see committee members.
Click here: www.federalcircusbill.org to read the text of the bill and to see scientific research and supporting documents for the bill.
Click here to learn about the history of The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act and get all the latest news and updates.
Sample letters to your Congress Member
ADI has produced sample letters which you can send to your representative.
If you would like to write your own letter, here are some talking points to get you started.
Animals in Traveling Circuses – The science on suffering
A discussion of the scientific evidence on animal suffering in
captivity and transport, and a study of the use of animals in
circuses in the U.S.
Congressional Briefing: Wild Animals in Circuses
Congress is urged to protect non-domesticated (exotic/wild) animals
in traveling circuses and make public safety a priority.
Congressional Briefing: Public Health & Safety
Public health and safety issues associated with the use of exotic
and non-domesticated animals in traveling circuses.
Congressional Briefing: Enforcement of Animal Welfare Act
The practical difficulties of maintaining standards, inspecting,
gathering evidence and ensuring compliance with animal welfare
Congressional Briefing: Captivity & Transport
The scientific evidence of the effects of captivity and transport
on animals and their use in traveling circuses.
Congressional Briefing: Animal Control & Use of
Animal control and potential for conflict associated with the use
of exotic and non-domesticated animals in traveling circuses.