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A bill banning the use of wild and exotic animals in all US Circuses has been introduced to the House.  It’s up to us to get it passed.

H.R.1759 – The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act will ban the use of wild or exotic animals in traveling circus acts was introduced to the House in 2017 by Representative Raul Grijalva (D) of Arizona.  The bill has bipartisanship support and is co-sponsored by 44 state representatives.  (If your state representative is on the list, please thank them on social media!).  If your rep is not on the list of cosponsors, send them a letter or email urging they sign on.  Find Your Representative page.

The Bill has been referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.  The following includes contact information for the Subcommittee’s Office as well as the names of it’s members.

Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

House Committee on Agriculture 1301 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-2171 Web Address: Email: agriculturedemocrats@mail.house.gov Republican Members: David Rouzer, North Carolina Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee Vicky Hartzler, Missouri Trent Kelly, Mississippi James Comer, Kentucky Roger Marshall, Kansas Don Bacon, Nebraska Jim Hagedorn, Minnesota Democratic Members: Ranking member Jim Costa, CA Anthony Brindisi, NY Jahana Hayes, CT TJ Cox, CA Angie Craig, MN Josh Harder, CA Filemon Vela, TX Stacy Plaskett, US Salud Carbajal, CA Cheri Bustos, III, IL Jimmy Panetta, CA