In May of this year, Topsfield became the 10th municipality in Massachusetts to pass a bylaw restricting the exhibition of certain wild animals in traveling acts. Despite intense opposition from the Topsfield Fair, the bylaw passed with overwhelming support among town residents. This year was the first time in over 30 years that the Topsfield Fair didn’t exhibit an elephant or other exotic animal—and ticket pre-sales were up 20%.
Want to learn how this was done from the woman who led the charge herself? Join us for a conversation with advocate Martha Sanders about her experience passing the Topsfield bylaw.
Advanced Animal Advocacy Seminar
Saturday, November 16, from 2pm-3pm
MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
During the seminar we will also talk about passing municipal bylaws/ordinances in general, and how you can translate this knowledge into action for animals!