Colorado Bans Traveling Animal Acts

The governor of Colorado signed the Traveling Animal Protection Act (SB 21-135) into law, which bans the use of elephants, big cats, bears, and other animals in circuses and other traveling shows in the state. PETA supplied detailed information on traveling animal exhibitors to the animal-friendly advocacy group Colorado Voters for Animals, the determined local force behind this bill’s success. We also asked our supporters in Colorado to contact their legislators in support of its passage, and our years of protesting, action alerts, and law-enforcement efforts paved the way for this momentous day for animals exploited for entertainment.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind