End the Use of 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]

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  1. Using any animals for entertainment is uncivilized and deserves to be something that was the norm in previous centuries. And we’re the supposed alpha species.

  2. no animals should be kept for personal or business use. There are too few of them left. What you need to do is to spend more time and effort going after the poachers and illegal sales of wild animals. It should be a law that no one is allowed to house wild animals. There is a reason why they are called WILD.

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