to Support the
Circus Cruelty Prevention Act
California State Senator Ben Hueso has introduced
SB 313, the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act
, to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. PAWS is pleased to be actively supporting this important animal protection bill that would end the abuse and exploitation of these animals for entertainment.
In circuses, wild animals are forced to perform under threat of painful punishment, confined in small cages and crates as they are transported from show to show, and generally deprived of all that is natural to them. Both New Jersey and Hawaii have already banned the use of all wild animals in traveling circuses.
A hearing has been scheduled for SB 313 in the state Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on April 9, 2019.
Here are actions you can take:
1. Attend the hearing and show your support.
The hearing will take place on
April 9 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 112 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.
2. Call and email members of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water and urge them to vote in favor of SB 313.
If your state senator is on the committee, please be sure to say you are a constituent when you call and email. (To locate your state senator, click
Please be sure to call and email before April
When you call, simply state your name, where you live, and that you are urging the senator to support SB 313, the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act.
Contact Information for Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water:
Senator Henry Stern, Chair – Phone: (916) 651-4027
Senator Brian W. Jones, Vice Chair –
Phone: (916) 651-4038
Senator Benjamin Allen – P
hone: (916) 651-4026
Senator Andreas Borgeas –
Phone: (916) 651-4008
Senator Anna M. Caballero –
Phone: (916) 651-4012
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg –
Phone: (916) 651-4018
Senator Ben Hueso - Bill Sponsor –
Phone: (916) 651-4040
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson –
Phone: (916) 651-4019
Senator Bill Monning –
Phone: (916) 651-4017