Help FACE support TEAPSPA – With the passage of the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act, TEAPSPA, H.R. 2863, the United States Congress aims to amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses and other traveling acts across the nation. Legislation is key to making this change.
Bolivia became the first country in the world to pass a national law prohibiting the use of both wild and domestic animals in traveling circuses after the camaign to Stop Circus Suffering in Latin America was launched by Animal Defenders International (ADI). The United States is WAY BEHIND! There are currently over 40 countries around the globe that have banned wild animal circuses including: Croatia, Singapore, Austria, Israel and Costa Rica, Peru, India and Lebanon. Tell Congress it is time to pass TEAPSPA!
The Traveling Exotic Animal Public Safety Protection Act, TEAPSPA is a federal bill that is currently pending. If passed, this bill will prohibit the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling performances in the United States.
On May 21, 2019, Representatives Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and David Schweikert (R-AZ) reintroduced the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act, TEAPSPA, H.R. 2863, to amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling performances. On July 15, 2019, a companion bill, S2121, was introduced in the Senate by Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) and cosponsored by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).
Contact your Senators and Representative today in support of TEAPSPA. Phone calls are especially effective, so please follow up your email with a call. Constituent voices are very powerful and can open doors to the most surprising places.
Support TEAPSPA to help end wild animal suffering in traveling acts across the United States.
Free All Captive Elephants, FACE and numerous animal advocacy organizations join with Animal Defenders International, ADI who are leading the charge to get this important piece of legislation passed. YOU can help end circus suffering. Find out exactly what you can do. TEAPSPA Stop Circus Suffering
For more detailed information on the bill Federal Circus Bill