Tell Congress: Support the Big Cat Public Safety Act
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November 2020

Strengthen existing law to prohibit the private possession of big cat species and to ban public contact with big cats.

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This bill strengthens existing law to prohibit the possession of big cat species by private individuals. Zoos, universities, and bona fide sanctuaries are exempt from this prohibition. Current owners of big cats would be “grandfathered in” under this bill; they would simply need to register their animals to help inform the first responders and animal control officers in their communities.

Thousands of big cats are thought to be in private hands, posing a serious risk to public safety. Prohibiting future private possession of these wild animals as well as registering their location is a commonsense solution to this threat.

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