Stop Circus Suffering

Massachusetts gets 11th local ban; state circus bill heard in Committee

State legislation would end the use of many animals in traveling acts across MA.

The town of Mendon, Massachusetts, passed a local ban in November, becoming the state’s 11th locality to do so. In October, 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 December the bills were referred to the Senate and House Committees on Ways and Means. If you live in Massachusetts, please urge your legislators and the Committees to support.

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  1. Ellen McConnell · 23 October 2019 at 6:14a

    PLEASE ban animals in traveling acts across Mass.

  2. Dana Craig · 23 October 2019 at 6:14a

    People don’t realize how cruel these traveling circuses are. If they did, most would probably stay away from them

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