Stop Circus Suffering

Pennsylvania township bans traveling wild animal acts

The township incorporates six cities, including Plymouth Meeting, where Hamid Circus comes every year.

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On September 12, Whitemarsh Township in Pennsylvania voted unanimously to ban traveling wild and exotic animal acts. The township incorporates six cities, including Plymouth Meeting, where Hamid Circus comes every year. ADI and local advocate Gigi Glendinning met with and supplied evidence to the township board in support of a ban. Pittsburg and Sharpsburg already have similar bans in place, and Representative Melissa Shusterman has introduced HB996, which seeks to ban the transport of wild animals for public performance across the Commonwealth/state.

If you live in PA, ask members of the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee to support HB996. Find their details here.

Across the US, support the Traveling Exotic Animal & Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA, HR2863/S2121) to stop circus suffering nationwide.

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