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The Massachusetts Senate Bill 2197 is a proposed legislation that aims to prohibit the use of certain wild animals in traveling exhibits and shows in the state of Massachusetts. The bill was introduced by Senator Bruce E. Tarr and co-sponsored by several other members of the General Court in 2023. The bill covers elephants, big cats, primates, giraffes, and bears, which are considered to be endangered, threatened, or vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The bill states that these animals suffer from physical and psychological harm due to the conditions of captivity, transport, and performance. The bill also cites public safety and animal welfare concerns as reasons to ban the use of these animals in entertainment.