Take Action Now
End Circus Cruelty in Our State
SB 313, the
Circus Cruelty Prevention Act
that would ban the use of animals in circuses in California, with the exception of domestic dogs, cats and horses, passed the California Senate!
The bill, sponsored by Senator Ben Hueso, is now in the state Assembly and we need your help to ensure passage of this important bill.
A hearing has been scheduled for SB 313 in the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife on June 18, 2019.
Here are actions you can take:
If your Assembly member is on this committee (see list below),
please call the member this week
and follow it up with an email
. (To locate your Assembly member,
When calling, simply state your name, where you live, and that you are urging the Assembly member to support SB 313, the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act. It’s that easy!
Attend the hearing and show your support. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, June 18, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 444 at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Please be aware that there is no public comment at state hearings. However, you will have the opportunity to state your name, where you live, and that you support the bill.
Dear Assemblymember _________:
As your constituent, I urge you to vote yes on SB 313, the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act, to end the use of animals in circuses, except for horses, cats and dogs.
In circuses, animals are often forced to perform under threat of painful punishment, confined in cramped cages and crates as they are transported from show to show, and generally deprived of all that is natural to them.
Please ensure that California joins New Jersey and Hawaii, states that already ban the use of wild animals in circuses and traveling shows, by supporting this important bill.
List of Committee Members
(Use the links below to send a message to your Assembly member.)
Eduardo Garcia (Chair) - (916) 319-2056
James Gallagher (Vice Chair) - (916) 319-2003
Frank Bigelow - (916) 319-2005
Steven S. Choi, Ph.D. - (916) 319-2068
Kansen Chu - (916) 319-2025
Brian Dahle - (916) 319-2001
Laura Friedman - (916) 319-2043
Cristina Garcia - (916) 319-2058
Todd Gloria - (916) 319-2078
Ash Kalra - (916) 319-2027
Marc Levine - (916) 319-2010
Blanca E. Rubio - (916) 319-2048
Rudy Salas, Jr. - (916) 319-2032
Jim Wood - (916) 319-2002
PAWS is pleased to be actively supporting this critical animal protection bill that would end the abuse and exploitation of wild animals for entertainment.
Thank you for taking action!