Stop Circus Suffering

SAVE THE DATE – May 19 – help end this in the US!

Ask your legislators to stop circus suffering in the US!

'Save the Date Day of Action May 19' on a photo of Adam Burck performing with a tiger.

Last year, circuses were forced to cancel their tours due to the COVID-19 restrictions. But now, as restrictions are being lifted throughout the US, circus trucks with elephants in chains, and caged lions, bears, and tigers — like Adam Burck’s tigers pictured here — have begun rolling back into US towns and cities.

Please help to Stop Circus Suffering in the US! We need all of your voices across the country to contact your Congressmembers this Wednesday, May 19.

Using the link below to our template letters, please ask them to support the Traveling Exotic Animal & Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA), to prohibit the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling performances, and urge them to sign on as a co-sponsor when the bill is reintroduced this year.

How you can help in less than five minutes:

  1. Click on this link:
  2. Enter the first line of your address and zip code and click go! Your senators and representatives will pop up along with template letters that you can use.
  3. Fill in your contact details and hit send — feel free to include a personal message to the template letter, saying why banning the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling acts is important to you.

You can also message members of Congress via Twitter, Facebook, and call them by phone (talking points are included in the link above).

The animals need you to be their voice.  Watch for our e-alert and social media posts on May 19, share with family and friends, and ask them to participate as well, so that legislators receive a clear message — it is time to stop the suffering of circus animals in the US.


  1. Elizabeth C. Schuch · 18 May 2021 at 3:36a

    It is more than time these cruel venues are banned.

  2. Sandra Couch · 18 May 2021 at 3:36a

    The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (HR5999/S3220) seeks to prohibit the use of animals in traveling performances. 50 countries have now banned the use of animals in circuses. It is past time that the United States caught up with more ethical treatment of animals to not perform for human entertainment.

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