Stop Circus Suffering

Join the TEAPSPA Tweetstorm on November 19th!

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!


  1. Angela Grammatico · 13 November 2019 at 2:00a


  2. Margaret Lammers · 13 November 2019 at 2:00a

    Yes! Stop the captivity of elephants and other animals in the circuses. They should be free in their habitat from where they came from…in the wild or a beautiful sanctuary…find it in your hearts to give them freedom.

  3. Anelle Minnaar · 13 November 2019 at 2:00a

    Remove animals to sanctuary’s!!! Start using Holograms!!!! END THE SUFFERING OF MILLION OF ANIMALS, TORTURED, FOR MAN’S ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!!

  4. Robert park · 13 November 2019 at 2:00a

    Keep the circuses but without the animals,and the cruelty

  5. Richard Chiger · 13 November 2019 at 2:00a

    The cruelty perpetrated upon wild animals, elephants, bears, tigers, lions, etc, in circuses and traveling shows, in the US, is unconscionable. We lose sight that they are sentient beings who have lives that we should care about and respect. Please, if you have a heart and care about more than just yourself, please work to pass legislation that stops the use of these animals in entertainment. Have these poor souls sent to proper sanctuaries where they can live out their lives in peace and without pain.

  6. Lorraine R Cecere · 13 November 2019 at 2:00a

    Laws to protect these animals from such abuse is long overdue. Besides the fact it teaches our children nothing but the wrong way to treat others.

  7. Smiley64 · 13 November 2019 at 2:00a

    No more wild animal suffering in circuses for good!

  8. Cindy Neumann · 13 November 2019 at 2:00a

    It’s almost 2020…it’s time to shut this nonsense down once and for all!

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