Help save wild animals from a life of captivity in California! The recently introduced Circus Cruelty Prevention Act aims to curtail the use of wild animals in circuses. Please take action to help ensure it passes.
California State Senator Ben Hueso introduced Senate Bill 313 which would prohibit the use of wild or exotic animals in circuses, and would also impose a civil penalty for violations. If passed, elephants, tigers, lions, and "any animal other than a domestic dog, domestic cat, or horse" will be saved from enduring countless hours in cramped cages, cruel training methods, and being forced to perform against their wills in circuses.
No enclosure, regardless of the size or a fresh coat of paint, can come close to approximating life in the wild. The basic instincts of all wild animals to roam free in their natural habitats makes their abuse and imprisonment all the more unethical and unacceptable.
Please consider attending the upcoming hearing in Sacramento and contact your California State Senator to urge support for SB 313 by phone and letter.
1. Attend the next hearing of the bill, which passed the Committee on Natural Resources and Water and is now going to the Senate Judiciary Committee. We will update with the hearing date when it becomes available.
2. Call your one California state senator for your district. Contact information can be found in the space below (if we have your physical address in our system). Alternately, you can find your state senator by clicking on the link below and choosing the California tab.
Introduce yourself by your name and location.
You may use this simple script:
"I am calling to support SB 313 to prohibit the use of all wild animals, including elephants, in circuses. Keeping animals captive and exploiting them for profit is extremely harmful and unnecessary."
3. Send our letter.
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Please Support the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act (SB 313)
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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