Big Cats Aren't Pets — So Why Is Owning Them Still Legal?

In 2018, a tiger paced around his cage in terror at a high school prom. He couldn't escape the fire dancers juggling torches, students yelling or the sparklers flaring up beside him.

Sign now to demand lawmakers stop other big cats from suffering like him.

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal just re-introduced the Big Cat Public Safety Act HR1818. If passed, the bill would close loopholes that allow people to breed and keep tigers, cougars and other big cats as pets, as well as restrict the public's contact with the animals.

"Thousands of big cats are currently owned as pets or maintained in ill-equipped roadside zoos and menageries, which pose a severe risk to the safety of people in surrounding communities, as well as the welfare of the cats themselves," says Born Free USA CEO Prashant Khetan. "It's about time that we had a federal law that can serve to stop this inhumane practice around the country."

Congress are elected officials and they need to hear from their constituents. Use your voice to push lawmakers to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act HR1818 by signing the petition today.

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