Colorado: Act Now and End Circus Cruelty!

A bill that would prohibit the use of several animals, including elephants and tigers, in circuses has been proposed in Colorado. If you are in Colorado, we ask that you please take action today by contacting the Colorado Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee.


To read the text of the bill, click here.


Please email: kerry.donovan.senate@state.co.us; jessie.danielson.senate@state.co.us; rhonda.fields.senate@state.co.us; senatorsonnenberg@gmail.com; don.coram.senate@state.co.us


Use the subject line: SB21-135 - Traveling Animal Protection Act: Pls vote yes


Suggested email text:

Dear Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee and Bill Sponsors:


Please support SB21-135. The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the use of the animals that are listed in the bill from performing in circuses, county fairs, and similar venues in Colorado.


Animals used in traveling circuses endure constant confinement and cruelty. Unable to live any semblance of a natural existence, the animals are caged, shackled, and spend countless hours traveling thousands of miles across the country for months on end. During the time they spend at a circus event, elephants, lions, tigers, and bears perform out of fear of being punished by painful bullhooks, whips, and tasers, which are used on them from a young age for training and control.


The proposed law does not affect accredited zoos or animal sanctuaries and has the full support of The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, which is the largest carnivore sanctuary in the world and home to many animals that were either rescued or relinquished by circuses.


Please close your email by stating your name and address.


As the pandemic wanes, traveling circuses are once again expected to hit the road dragging animals for thousands of miles in order to perform stupid tricks for small audiences.


Creating new law is critical to permanently ending the use and abuse of animals for the purpose of traveling entertainment. If you have any questions, please contact us so that we can support your ability to take action. Not in Colorado? You can still get involved with the fight against circus cruelty by visiting our dedicated site: circusprotest.com. Or if you are unable to advocate, you can support the advocacy of others by making a tax-deductible contribution at: cwint.org/donate.






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