ADI in the progress of reintroducing TEAPA so that we can continue to lobby for support.
During the last Congress, we steadily gathered cosponsors for our bill to end the use of wild animals in traveling circuses – the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act. With the new Congress, the bill needs to be reintroduced before we can continue with lobbying for support and we are in progress on this.
With the support so far, we have a much stronger base to start applying pressure on Congress to act on the suffering of these animals. While the elections were in play, we spent a lot of time on garnering local support for performing animal restrictions. So there are a lot of districts where we have been active and people are hearing about the issue. While we wait for the new bill, you can still contact your Member of Congress and ask them to support legislation to end the use of wild animals in traveling circuses:
Below is the news on TEAPA, so that you can read about what we have been doing.