Senator Adam Gomez
Political Party: Democrat
Phone: (617) 722-1660
State Web Page: https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/A_G0
Senator Gomez is the senate sponsor of An Act relative to the use of elephants, big cats, primates, giraffes, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows. This legislation prohibits the use of elephants, big cats, primates, bears, and giraffes in traveling shows in Massachusetts. These shows—using dangerous animals—are not only detrimental to animal welfare, but also present a public safety risk. Such traveling shows subject highly intelligent, social animals to coercive and abusive treatment and near-constant travel where they are deprived of exercise and the ability to express their most basic, natural behaviors, all while simultaneously putting the public at risk of both disease and injury.