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Action Alert

New York: End Cruel Circus Acts

This action is CLOSED.

Animals used in circuses lead lives of misery and indignity. Travel, confinement, and being forced to perform tricks deprive wild animals of satisfying their complex physical, behavioral, and emotional needs. Their lives constitute abuse as entertainment.

Additionally, many performing wild animal exhibitors have histories of federal Animal Welfare Act violations and dangerous public safety incidents.

Local and state governments are now passing laws restricting or prohibiting the use of wild animals in circuses and traveling shows. Six states and at least 160 other localities have passed legislation addressing the abuse of wild animals in circuses.

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