Stop Circus Suffering

Connecticut circus bill at critical stage

Help bill pass by May 4

Your help is urgently needed to stop circus suffering in another US state. HB5293, to prohibit the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses in Connecticut, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee and now moves to the House floor – but the bill needs to pass both chambers by Wednesday, May 4th.
Opponents of the bill are claiming that the use of animals in circuses is “educational” – they say that kids will not be able to learn about these animals if the bill is passed. ANIMAL CIRCUSES ARE NOT EDUCATIONAL. They keep animals in entirely unnatural conditions and force them to do unnatural tricks, and send the message that even the most endangered animals are simply here for human amusement. Exploitation of species, including for entertainment, is a primary driver of the biodiversity and extinction crises.
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP:
  • EMAIL/call the Majority and Minority leaders of the CT House and Senate. Let them know that you are a CT resident and politely urge them to call HB5293 to an immediate vote once it arrives in their chamber and to vote YES.
House Majority Leader: Jason Rojas Jason.Rojas@cga.ct.gov  (860) 240-8585 or (860) 240-8586
House Minority Leader: Vincent Candelora Vincent.Candelora@cga.ct.gov 800-240-8700 or 800-842-1423
Senate Majority Leader: Bob Duff Bob.Duff@cga.ct.gov  860-240-0414
Senate Minority Leader: Kevin Kelly Kevin.Kelly@cga.ct.gov  800-842-1421 or 860-240-8826
  • Please email your state legislators TODAY and politely ask them to support HB5293. Let them know you are a constituent and how much it means to you for Connecticut to take a stand protecting animals.
Find your Representative and Senator here: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp
PLEASE SHARE – THIS MESSAGE NEEDS TO REACH PEOPLE IN CONNECTICUT. If you live in Connecticut, please urge your state legislators to support HB5293, and help ban traveling wild animal acts nationwide with TEAPSPA. Stop circus suffering in the US
Wherever you live, please spread the word so more people can take action.

Comments

  1. Martin Field · 2 May 2022 at 11:24a

    Let’s get this ban done.

  2. Shannon Spring · 2 May 2022 at 11:24a

    The only thing educational is showing how greedy and sadistic humans are. Teaching children to exploit and not respect wildlife is a sure fire way to raise more dead eyed psychopaths. It’s impossible not to see the suffering of the elephants. Stop justifying cruelty.

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