The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (H.R. 3359) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

It has not yet been reintroduced.

You can increase the chances that the bill is revived in the new Congress by showing support for reintroduction.

Want to be notified when this bill is reintroduced?

View H.R. 3359 (112th) report

What’s your position on
The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act

H.R. 3359: Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act

Summary: To amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and non-domesticated animals in traveling circuses and exhibitions. (More Info)

The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (H.R. 3359) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

What POPVOX Users Say

POPVOX Nation:
54% Support
46% Oppose
(3,109 users)

View Report & Comments

38 individuals support the reintroduction of H.R. 3359 (112th). View report

1683 users
1426 users
order determined by social media popularity

Endorsing Organizations

Animal Defenders International USA 44,367 Facebook fans 9,477 Twitter followers

Undercover investigations and scientific evidence show that given the circumstances of constant travel, limited facilities and pressure to make animals do things that they are unwilling to do, suffering and sometimes abuse is inevitable in U.S. traveling circuses. With current-day understanding of the intelligence, environmental and emotional needs of other species, we have no excuse to treat them in a way that degrades a civilized, advanced society.

No one is saying ‘end circuses.’ Rather, let’s take animals out of circuses and let humans do the entertaining.

Please support the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act and show circus animals ...

Read full position statement.

Performing Animal Welfare Society 15,588 Facebook fans 725 Twitter followers

More Info: YES on HR 3359: The Show Must Not Go On!

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary (PARC, Inc.) 14,558 Facebook fans 164 Twitter followers

Far too many traveling exhibits are incapable or unwilling to exceed the minimal laws, placing the welfare of animals above profit. Existing laws are too lacking to ensure appropriate space, enrichment, and to limit exploitation.

Read full position statement.