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I just ran across this photo tribute by Milos K.  We just LOVE our supporters!

While it looks like the images were mostly from our Big Cat Rescue Facebook page, he did a nice job of putting images to the sound track, The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

ADI unveils Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, H.R. 3359

The $270,000 fine that the USDA has leveled against Ringling Bros. Circus has resulted in Jim Moran renewing his confidence in bill H.R. 3359, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act! Renew your confidence and contact your local legislator via telephone, snail mail using one of ADI’s sample letters, or our automated messaging system!


Animal Defenders International made history by unveiling the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, H.R. 3359.

The bill was introduced by Congressman James Moran (D-VA) together with 9 other original sponsors: Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Nick Rahall, II (D-WV), Rep. Steven Rothman (D-NJ), Rep. Fortney Pete Stark (D-CA), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Bill CW Young (R-FL). There is now a rush to cosponsor, and we have bi-partisan support!

The bill will effectively end the use of wild animals in traveling circuses in the United States. This is tightly targeted to exotic and non-domesticated species in traveling circuses – it does not affect zoos, rodeos, or static shows, or facilities where the animals live in permanent accommodation and travel out for film or television – these are exempt provided there is no live public exhibition involved. When animals are transported, they cannot be traveled for more than 12 hours at a time, and if they are to be taken to be used in a show, they must not have been used for the previous 15 day period. This removes the option to keep these animals constantly traveling around the US for months at a time. This has been carefully constructed to deal with the most egregious cases and is intended to be a progressive step. Click to read the key provisions of the TEAPA Bill

We hope that the announcement of the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act has you energized and enthusiastic about the Break the Chain campaign! We need you to reach out to your representatives in Washington and urge them to support this bill! Click here to send your Congressperson an automated email message!

If you want to write your own personalized message, click here to find your Member of Congress and send them an email, or phone, or a letter (to their district office only)! Click here to find your member of Congress.

In order for you to fully take part in the drive to break the chains in US circuses, we need to be able to mobilize you quickly to do calls, emails and letters to the district office of your Member of Congress. So please send us your address, email, and telephone number so that we can contact you quickly during the campaign to take action, as things happen in Congress. We can win this!

Contact your member of congress today and urge him/her to support and co-sponsor HB 3359, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act. Everything you need, talking points and sample letters, are right here on this action page.

Contact ADI for more information on how you can help by emailing:

Please support this campaign and our undercover investigations. You can DONATE NOW to our undercover investigations byclicking here.

If you missed it, you can follow this link to viewvideo coverage of the press conference, and read these news articles about the launch:

Washington Post
Fox News
Los Angeles Times
Huffington Post

Together, Breaking the Chain of Circus Suffering!

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Even Scott the Handyman enjoys snapping photos of the cats at play







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