Urge legislators to support TEAPSPA and STOP CIRCUS SUFFERING this World Camel Day!
On World Camel Day, June 22, 2020, ADI will be hosting a Tweetstorm from 9am–12pm PT/12pm–3pm ET to urge US legislators to support TEAPSPA (Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act, HR2863/S2121), to prohibit the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling performances. Please join us!
Camels are often the forgotten victims of the circus industry. Aside from the tricks they’re forced to do, camels are also made to give rides day in and day out, circling around and around – trapped in a miserable existence that is their circus life. Tethered, confined, shut inside trailers, and kept in small stalls, these highly social animals frequently suffer social isolation. Camels in circuses have been filmed by ADI being hit, punched, kicked, and spat at.
Currently being considered by the House Agriculture Committee, we need you to join ADI, our coalition of TEAPSPA supporting organizations, and supporters across the US in urging legislators to support TEAPSPA to stop circus suffering nationwide!
The more voices we have, the greater impact we can have.
Although circuses have been forced to suspend their tours and postpone performances due to measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as states start to open back up, we will soon see circuses with animals back on the road. Loomis Bros circus is the first to get back on the road and is scheduled to appear in Missouri this month and rescheduling dates in Ohio for July.
Given the constant travel and their temporary nature, circuses and similar traveling acts cannot provide animals with adequate facilities to keep them mentally or physically healthy. Welfare is always compromised, and animals can be subjected to brutal training methods and violence – wherever ADI has conducted an undercover investigation in the US and around the world, it has documented acts of abuse.
How to take part and help stop circus suffering:
It’s easy! Simply click here, enter your address and click go! On the Take Action page, click on the Twitter logo and you will see pre-populated tweets that you can use (or feel free to personalize). Enter your name & email & click ‘send’. THAT’S IT!
On behalf of the animals, THANK YOU!