Americans are becoming increasingly aware that circus animals in the US suffer from violent training techniques and severe confinement which are unavoidable due to the constraints of constant travel on the road.
The Bolivian, Greek and Dutch governments have announced their ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. The UK is preparing to do the same. As self-proclaimed ‘leaders’ of the free world, it is time for the U.S. to wake up and back up their image of kindness, compassion, protection and preservation of our shared planet.
Our voices can be heard.
The information below will help us
collectively communicate the need to protect traveling circus animals:
Ask them to sign the Traveling Exoctic Animal Protection Act #HR3359
Write a Letter to Congree
Place a Call to Congress
Calls and emails are to Congress members D.C. offices will have the immediate impact the animals need, but please follow up with a letter mailed to their district offices, not in D.C. as all mail going to the Capitol gets irradiated to protect from anthrax, and therefore is not as likely to get their attention.
Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Representative’s office. (Please do not call your Senator at this time as a companion bill in the Senate has not yet been introduced.)
Individuals make a difference.
Utilize social media platforms,
Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, blogs and email
to raise awareness of the need for protection of animals used for entertainment purposes.
Understand what is happening from the circus animal’s point of view
On behalf of the animals, who cannot speak for themselves
. . . Thank you.
The Animal Spirits