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Animal Defenders International

Save the date! Pennsylvania week of action, November 6-10

Posted: 16 October 2017. Updated: 30 October 2017

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To support Pennsylvania bill S. 248 to prohibit traveling wild and exotic animal acts, ADI is holding a week of action November 6-10; we hope you can get involved to make it a success!

If you live in PA, please call your senator’s district office today and request a constituent meeting on S. 248 during our week of action, November 6-10. Find your legislators’ contact information here. They work for you, and want to hear from (and better yet meet) you.

We will provide support to help you prepare for a successful meeting, and legislative briefings that cover the issues - training, transport, public health and safety, regulatory oversight, and economics. Contact us at usa@ad-international.org or call 323-935-2234.

ADI worked with Pennsylvania Senator Daylin Leach to draft and introduce S. 248. The bill was heard this summer by the Senate Judiciary Committee, where members requested more time to consider constituent concerns; Chair Greenleaf committed to hear the bill again later this year.

“To maximize profit, traveling exhibitions use grueling itineraries that force their animals to endure cramped living quarters, limited social interaction, and perpetual stress.” – Senator Daylin Leach

With your help, we can stop circus suffering in Pennsylvania, so mark your calendar – November 6-10 will be a fantastic Week of Action for S. 248!

Below you will find actions to take during the week of action to support Pennsylvania bill S. 248, to prohibit traveling wild and exotic animal acts.

We need your help to make it a success!

The time has come to end outdated, cruel, and dangerous traveling animal acts – let your legislators know that Pennsylvania wants to stop circus suffering!

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Take Action Nov. 6-10th!

Monday, Nov. 6th: Arrange to meet with your senator


If you have yet to do so, please request a meeting in your senator’s district office.
Find your legislators’ contact information here.

We will provide support to help you prepare for a successful meeting, and legislative briefings that cover the issues - training, transport, health and public safety, regulatory oversight, and economics.
Contact us at usa@ad-international.org or call 323-935-2234.

Tuesday, Nov. 7th: Send our EAlert to 5 friends and ask them to take action

Wednesday, Nov. 8th: Contact your assemblymember and senator


Find your legislators here and tell your assemblymember and senator that “I’m your constituent and I urge you to support S. 248, to prohibit traveling wild and exotic animal acts.”

Thursday, Nov. 9th: Spread the word on social media!


Share our week of action Facebook posts and tweets with your friends and followers.

Friday, Nov. 10th: Contact the Judiciary Committee


Contact each Senate Judiciary Committee member to urge their support for S. 248. Find the Judiciary Committee here.

Studies on the use of wild animals in traveling acts show that circuses cannot meet the physical or behavioral needs of wild animals. Animals are confined in small spaces, deprived of physical and social needs, and spend excessive time shut in trailers and train cars. These animals often demonstrate abnormal behaviors - rocking, swaying, and pacing - indicating they are in distress and not coping with their environment. ADI’s video evidence shows how these animals are forced to perform tricks through physical violence, fear, and intimidation.

Together, we can stop the suffering. Circus animals are counting on you to take action for them this week, so please join with ADI and fellow supporters and other animal protection groups to stop circus suffering in Pennsylvania. Thank you so much for making a difference for animals this week!

© Animal Defenders International 2017