Please take two minutes to send the letter below to your congressperson. And then forward to your friends. This needs to go viral to help the animals! Best to email and call. (Some reps having problems receiving postal mail.) The animals THANK YOU!!! OR Communicate online with Congress HERE
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Please copy, paste, add your rep's name, & sign (Letter source is PAWS.):
Dear Representative ____,
I am writing as a constituent concerned about the welfare of wild animals forced to perform in traveling circuses in the United States. I am writing in favor of the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA).
Americans are becoming increasingly aware that circus animals suffer from severe confinement - unavoidable because of the constraints of a difficult life of constant travel on the road. Tigers, bears, elephants and other wild animals spend hours on end either chained, in small cages, or crowded onto trailers and train cars.
A circus animal's life of ongoing deprivation is punctuated by moments of physical violence. Investigations have documented a pattern of abusive training methods where pain, punishment and fear are employed to force these wild animals to do unnatural and demeaning tricks. The tools of the trade include bullhooks, whips, and electric prods which are used to hit, "hook", and shock animals.
Countries around the world, and cities across the country, have recognized the importance of banning non-domesticated animals in traveling circuses. I am respectfully calling on you to take a stand, with your compassionate constituents, against this abuse and work toward protecting circus animals in the United States.