Big Cats Aren't Pets. Urge Congress to End The Private Ownership Of Dangerous Wild Cats.

Captive, privately-owned big cats are regularly subjected to mistreatment and miserable living conditions, while those who exploit them misrepresent these activities as "conservation."

But the truth is, despite these claims, roadside captive big cat displays, cub handling exhibits, and "pet" big cat breeding does nothing to benefit these animals’ wild counterparts, and could, in fact, do just the opposite.

Private ownership of big cats is also a serious public safety issue. There have been hundreds of dangerous incidents involving captive big cats in the U.S., including maulings, escapes, and cases in which captive big cats have killed people.

Reflecting broad public support for big cat protection, the U.S. House has introduced Big Cat Public Safety Act, H.R. 1818. The bill would bring an end to the private ownership of dangerous wild cats, which would protect these amazing animals and people.

We now have an opportunity to let members of Congress know that their constituents support big cat protections and to ask that they cosponsor the Big Cat Public Safety Act, H.R. 1818.

Tell members of Congress to support H.R. 1818 to help end the mistreatment of captive wildlife and greatly reduce the unnecessary risks to the public from improperly managed big cats.
Subject: Cosponsor the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 1818)

Dear Representative,

I am writing to respectfully encourage you to cosponsor the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 1818) to protect both big cats and the public.

Big cats face countless threats both in the wild and in captivity. Captive, privately-owned big cats are regularly subjected to mistreatment and miserable living conditions, while those who exploit them misrepresent these activities as "conservation." Despite these claims, roadside captive big cat displays, cub handling exhibits, and “pet” big cat breeding do nothing to benefit these animals’ wild counterparts, and could in fact do just the opposite.

Private ownership of big cats is also a serious public safety issue. There have been hundreds of dangerous incidents involving captive big cats in the U.S., including maulings, escapes, and cases in which captive big cats have killed people. The Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 1818), if enacted, will help to ensure that these tragedies do not continue.

As a proponent of big cat protection and conservation, I urge you to support H.R. 1818 to safeguard wild animals and communities across the U.S.

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