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Massachusetts introduces legislation to ban certain traveling animal acts!

Posted: 26 January 2019. Updated: 11 March 2019

In January 2019, Massachusetts State Senators Tarr and Welch, and Representatives Ehrlich, Lewis, and Gifford, introduced/cosponsored SD588/HD576, to ban certain traveling animal acts (elephants, big cats, nonhuman primates, and bears) in the Commonwealth.

As of March 2019, the legislation has two new bill numbers - S.2028/H.2934 and a total of 105 cosponsors! The bills are now with the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development.

Nine Massachusetts localities have already banned traveling wild animal acts Braintree, Cambridge, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Provincetown, Quincy, Revere, Somerville, and Weymouth. Now it’s time for state action!

Take action!
Please reach out to your legislator TODAY - thank the sponsors for their leadership here, and urge legislators to protect animals and local citizens from cruel and dangerous wild animal acts. Find your MA legislators here.

Please also contact the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development asking them to vote YES in support of S.2028/H.2934 to end wild animal acts.

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