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California Bill Prohibits Circuses From Using Wild Animals

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California has finally passed the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act, effectively banning anyone in the state from using wild animals in circus acts. PETA shared the news this week, celebrating the California lawmakers who passed the bill.

Senator Ben Hueso, a Democrat representing California, authored the the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act, officially known as SB 313. The bill was co-sponsored by PETA and Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), with additional support from Animal Defenders International (ADI). Sen. Hueso first introduced the bill in February, when the California's State Senate unanimously voted in its favor. This week, the bill passed in the California Assembly 56-13.