Stop Circus Suffering

Los Angeles votes to ban wild animal acts!

The legislation now moves to Mayor Garcetti’s desk for signature.


Los Angeles is set to ban wild animal acts following a unanimous City Council vote on Tuesday, February 18. The measure goes beyond the California statewide circus ban passed last year, prohibiting the use of wild animals at parties and performing animal shows too (with limited exceptions), and now goes to the mayor’s desk for signature.

ADI has been pushing to get this ban passed, providing extensive data on the inherent animal welfare issues, since the measure was introduced by Councilmember David E. Ryu in 2017. As Ryu said ahead of the vote “It is time that the city of Los Angeles takes action to make clear that treating animals in this way is not in line with our city’s values.”

A huge thanks to Councilmember David E. Ryu, and Councilmember John Lee, Paul Koretz and Curren D. Price, Jr. on the Personnel and Animal Welfare (PAW) Committee.

If you live in Los Angeles, please call Mayor Garcetti at (213) 978-1028 or email him at and ask him to sign the legislation.

Across the US, please support #TEAPSPA, the federal bill to ban wild animals in traveling acts nationwide, and help spread the word.

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