Designated Survivor Star Kal Penn and Other Celebrities Back New Bipartisan Circus Bill

Actors, directors, and musicians are backing a bill to end the suffering of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows, which was showcased with a livestream launch event in Congress on 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.

Kal Penn, star of “Designated Survivor,” “Big Bang Theory,” and the “Harold & Kumar” franchise, said: “It’s time to put the days of animal cruelty in the name of entertainment behind us. As we continue to learn of the extent to which lions, tigers, elephants, and other wild animals are needlessly suffering at the hands of the circus industry, we must act. I applaud the advocates supporting the bipartisan Traveling Exotic Animal and

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