Representative Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
District: Twentieth Middlesex
City: North Reading
Political Party: Republican
State Web Page: https://malegislature.gov/People/Profile/BHJ1
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Rep. Jones is sponsoring An Act relative to the use of elephants, big cats, primates, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows, this session. This bill prohibit the use of elephants, big cats, primates, and bears in traveling shows in Massachusetts. These shows—using dangerous animals—are not only detrimental to animal welfare, but also present a public safety risk. These traveling shows subject highly intelligent, social animals to coercive and abusive treatment and a life on the road where they are deprived of exercise, and the ability to express their most basic, natural behaviors.