If you want to help stop circus suffering in the US, please join the TEAPSPA Tweetstorm on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 9am – 12pm PT/12pm – 3pm ET!
TEAPSPA (Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act, HR2863/S2121) is a federal bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling performances.
Currently being considered by the House Agriculture Committee we need you to join ADI, our coalition of TEAPSPA supporting organizations, and supporters across the US in urging Committee members and representatives who are not yet cosponsors to support TEAPSPA.
The more voices we have, the greater impact we can have.
Given the constant travel and their temporary nature, circuses and similar traveling acts cannot provide animals with adequate facilities to keep them mentally or physically healthy. Welfare is always compromised, and animals can be subjected to brutal training methods and violence – wherever ADI has conducted an undercover investigation in the US and around the world, it has documented acts of abuse.
How to take part and stop circus suffering:
Tweet members of the House Agriculture Committee: copy and send the following Tweets on November 19 from 9am-12pm PT/12pm-3pm ET to the 18 Committee members who are not yet TEAPSPA cosponsors (you can tag 3 members in each tweet)
Twitter handles for the 18 Committee members to contact: @RepJimCosta @RepBrindisi @RepTjCox @RepAngieCraig @RepJoshHarder @RepFilemonVela @StaceyPlaskett @RepCheri @RepJimmyPanetta @RepDavidRouzer @CongressmanGT @DesJarlaisTN04 @RepHartzler @RepTrentKellyjames @KYComer @RogerMarshallMD @RepDonBacon @RepHagedorn
Tweet #1: Forced to perform tricks, animals in circuses are routinely subjected to brutal training methods. To #StopCircusSuffering in the US please bring #TEAPSPA, HR2863/S2121, to the floor for debate #FederalCircusBill
Tweet #2 Animals in circuses endure confinement, inadequate space and long, arduous journeys. To #StopCircusSuffering in the US please bring #TEAPSPA, HR2863/S2121, to the floor for debate #FederalCircusBill
Tweet #3: Animals in circuses suffer and their use should be a thing of the past. Please bring #TEAPSPA, HR2863/S2121, to the floor for debate and #StopCircusSuffering nationwide.
On behalf of the animals, THANK YOU!