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Maine, Protect Elephants from Cruelty!

Maine, Protect Elephants from Cruelty!

Update—June 6, 2017:  Unfortunately, LD 396, which would have protected elephants from the cruelties of circuses and other traveling shows, died in the Legislature. We want to thank everyone who spoke up on this important issue.

The stress, cruelty and physical, social, and psychological deprivations these sensitive animals suffer as a direct result of extended confinement in traveling circuses, carnivals and other traveling animal shows is alarmingly clear.

The public has become increasingly concerned about the plight of elephants. As a result, a growing number of states, counties and cities are passing important legislation to address this issue. LD 396 would have banned the importation of elephants into Maine for the purpose of performing in circuses and other traveling shows,