Join us in our efforts to save exotic animals from the horrors of traveling circus life. On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, help us light up "In Boxes" in Washington, D.C., and around the country.


Light 'em up - by posting an URGENT alert to your friends and family members urging them to call, fax or email their Congressional Representatives asking for their support for H.R. 3359, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA).


Light 'em up - by sending an URGENT alert to your Congressional Representative asking that they support H.R. 3359, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA).



 Tuesday, March 20th

We are reaching out to animal organizations, humane groups, sanctuaries and animal advocates everywhere on this day, and we need your help to make a difference!


The 2012 Congressional year is well underway. PAWS is working with Animal Defenders International (ADI) to mount a mass broad-based support campaign for the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, H. R. 3359 - the bill to protect wild animals from traveling circuses in the United States. This life-saving bill is in the Agriculture Committee of the House of Representatives. This is the committee where most animal protection laws are assigned, and all too often, die. Without your help on March 20th, H.R. 3359 may never make it out of this critical committee.




For more information about this legislation,

downloadable flyers, and how to find and contact your representative, click here.


Recruit other groups. Are you a member of a professional or social organization? Get them on board to write letters and comments of support for TEAPA.


Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Representative's office. (Please do not call your Senator at this time as a companion bill in the Senate has not yet been introduced.)


Meet and write your Member of Congress in their home district office. Get your friends and family to do the same. It just takes a minute to ask your Member of Congress to support HR 3359 and protect circus animals! 


Find out who sponsors the animal circus coming to your area. Set up meetings and write polite letters to the sponsor companies urging them to rescind their support of cruel animal-based circuses.


Plan a demonstration when a circus comes to your area! Download flyers from our website to hand out at your event.


Support the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act on POPVOX! The POPVOX website lists all bills currently deliberated in Congress. Cast your vote to show Congress you support HR 3359 TEAPA. The opposition is mounting an aggressive campaign and are currently leading in the vote! If you have not already voted, please do so today. Congress views this site! Click here to vote.


Join to ask Groupon to stop selling discount animal circus tickets! Ironically, The Point is a tool for social change founded by Groupon CEO, Andrew Mason. Be the voice for animals in circuses - "Groupon, stop selling animal circus tickets." Click here to sign the petition.



  So, on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, help us Light 'em up!

Make sure that "In-Boxes" across the country are packed with resounding messages of SUPPORT for the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act H.R. 3359.


Light up your Congressional Representative!

Light up your friends!

Light up your family!

Light up your Social Network sites!


Traveling circuses cannot meet the complex needs of wild animals. Animals in traveling circuses endure confinement, physical and social deprivation, long, arduous journeys, brutal control methods and physical violence. Keeping elephants in chains, confining wild animals like lions and tigers in small cages, and forcing them to perform unnatural tricks for the sole purpose of human amusement is increasingly difficult to justify in our advanced society.




 The Show Must Not Go On! 




For more information about this legislation, downloadable flyers,

and how to find and contact your representative, click here. 




Stop Circus Suffering, USA
Stop Circus Suffering, USA
We're very interested in hearing what your Congressional Representative said or wrote in response to your phone call, letter, email or fax. Please email us copies of any replies you receive, or give us a brief synopsis telling us what was said or writtten by your representative (include name) regarding HR 3359. Email