Celebrities Back New Bipartisan Bill To End Circus Animal Suffering Across The Us

Actors, directors, and musicians are backing a bill to end the suffering of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows, which was launched in Congress on Tuesday, May 21.

Sponsored by Raúl Grijalva (D-az) and David Schweikert (R-az), the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (Teapspa; HR2863) is being championed by Animal Defenders International, which has exposed suffering in Us circuses over many years and provided evidence to support the bipartisan bill.

‘The Reluctant Entertainers,’ a short Adi film of actors, musicians, and directors, calling on Congress to ‘leave the entertaining to those of us who want to perform,’ was screened at the livestream launch event before Representatives Grijalva and Schweikert, and Adi President Jan Creamer discussed the bipartisan bill. Rep. Grijalva noted: “We have an opportunity to extend our sense of humanity to other species on this planet,” while Rep. Schweikert said: “It’s just the right thing to do.

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