Legislation would end the use of many animals in traveling acts across the state.
In October 2019, statewide bill S.2028/H.2934, which would end the use of elephants, big cats, primates, and bears in traveling acts across Massachusetts, was heard by the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, with ADI’s General Counsel Christina Scaringe giving testimony.
In early 2020, Senate bill S.2028 passed the Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Committee and, with its companion House bill H.2934, moved to the respective Ways and Means committee.
If you live in Massachusetts, please ask your legislators and committee members to support these statewide bills today. Find their contact details here.
Huge thanks to State Senator Bruce Tarr and State Representative Lori Ehrlich for sponsoring Massachusetts bills S.2028 and H.2934.