Colorado joins New Jersey, Hawaii, and California with statewide bans.
Colorado’s Traveling Animal Protection Act (SB21-135) has been signed into law banning almost all traveling shows with wild animals in the state. Colorado joins New Jersey, Hawaii, and California with statewide bans.
Our thanks to the bill sponsors, Senators Ginal and Zenzinger, and Representatives Duran and Froelich, ADI local supporters, Colorado Voters for Animals, and Animal-Free Circus Colorado in getting this legislation passed.
Disappointingly, a late amendment which ADI opposed, exempts county fairs. We will be asking supporters to write to county fair boards to ask them not to book animal circuses.
The only way to end the suffering of wild animals in circuses in every state and avoid potential loopholes is the federal bill the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA). Find talking points, sample letters and ways to contact your representatives here.