Congressman Jim Moran (D-Virgina) introduced legislation that would make the transportation of animals illegal. It specifically targets circuses.

I’m not going to say animal abuse doesn’t exist, but I will say it’s the exception and not the norm. Didn’t prohibition teach us quite well that just because something can be misused doesn’t mean it should be banned. Not everyone likes circuses that have animals and that makes sense but the solution is to not buy tickets. For lots of people the circus is their only chance to touch an elephant and smell one too. The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus is a 140 year old national treasure and it’s 750 jobs are worth protecting. It’s not a perfect organization but I owe them a debt of gratitude for my start in the business and a career I love. Follow the link, and fill out the form to send a letter to congress and support the circus, I did.