HR 4525 , the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, addresses the issue of exotic and wild, non-domesticated animals who are forced to travel to various venues to be put on display for the paying public.
Exotic and wild, non-domesticated animals required to travel to multiple venues need time to adjust before going on display. Traveling circuses and exhibitions often move weekly to new locations causing much distress and suffering to the animals. Then the animals are required to be on display almost as soon as they arrive at the next location. The bill would prohibit exhibitors from immediately showing exotic or wild, non-domesticated animals if they have been travelling during the preceding 15-day period. This is the least we can do to protect those animals who are moved around the country to be put on display.
Contact your representative and ask him or her to support HR 4525.