Colorado Bans Animal Abusing Circuses!
CWI is happy to share the amazing news that the state of Colorado has banned the use of wild animals in circuses! We thank all of our Coloradan supporters who responded to our calls for action in support of the bill. Colorado joins California, Hawaii, and New Jersey in banning wild or exotic animals in traveling circus performances. (Illinois and New York have banned the use of elephants in circuses.)
Since 2017, CWI has worked with a determined local animal advocate who confidently and bravely took on the monumental task of working toward this ban. We thank her for her steadfastness and also thank Colorado Voters for Animals, a local animal advocacy group that was instrumental in the bill's passage.
Because of the local enthusiasm for ending circus cruelty, CWI was able to be very active in Colorado for the last many years. In both 2018 and 2019, local residents crowdfunded to enable CWI to place anti-animal circus billboards in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs. We proudly supported and organized demonstrations against events using wild or exotic animals. And captured video showing the use and abuse of animals within the state!
Implementing a statewide ban requires years of dedication and a solid understanding of your state legislature. If you are up to the task, contact us for assistance. We are also glad to support existing efforts, so feel free to reach out to us for assistance with or promotion of local exotic animal bans.