Stop Using Wild Animals for Entertainment


Target: San Francisco District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang

Goal: Support San Francisco’s efforts to ban all use of wild and exotic animals for entertainment purposes.

San Francisco is working to put a stop to the use of wild and exotic animals for entertainment purposes in the city. Previously, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors put a ban on elephant acts, but now officials want to ban all animal acts. The supervisors proposed a ban that would include a large number of animals including monkeys, kangaroos, bears, lions, and sea animals such as dolphins and whales.

The ban will apply to movies, circuses, and street performances. This comes after nearby Bay Area cities decided to create similar animal entertainment bans. The supervisors believe that it is the first move toward a statewide change. The change will be more difficult for cities where rodeos and circuses are seen as popular entertainment options, but is easier for San Francisco because they don’t have many animal acts to begin with. It’s a radical move that will get the ball rolling for the entire state of California.

Animals are put through intense training when they are a part of any entertainment acts. They are subjected to cruel training methods and forced to spend the majority of their lives in cages on set. Some of them are social animals but are forced to live alone, causing a lot of psychological and emotional distress. According to reports, trainers are charged frequently for violating animal welfare laws.

Please sign this petition to thank the San Francisco supervisors for working to ban the use of animals for entertainment in the city.


Dear Supervisor Katy Tang,

There is nothing cool and exciting about animals being thrown into the world of show business. Wild and exotic animals should never be used for entertainment purposes. Aside from the fact that animal actors usually end up developing psychological and emotional distress, it is also just plain cruel. These creatures are isolated from other animals and are usually kept in cramped cages alone until they are ready to be used for shows and movies.

I want to thank you and the San Francisco board of directors for proposing a new law to ban all wild and exotic animals from being used for amusement. It is so important that wild animals are left alone in their environment and not used as a prop for movies and other media. We support you in your endeavors to put a stop to cruel animal abuse.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: LefrereReynou via Wikimedia Commons 

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  1. Stan Benton says:

    Hey, no animal ever asked to be exploited like this. There are plenty of human wannabe dancers, actors, etc. Let them do the “entertaining”? (If someone really feel it necessary, dress them up like animals?)

  2. I love San Francisco but I sure hate such ignorant medieval ways!

  3. What is “entertaining” about seeing a wild animal forced to perform stupid tricks?

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