Big Cats Are Not Pets by Ira Fischer | Big Cat Rescue

Bill Description:This bill makes it illegal to sell or own big cats and wolves as pets.
This magnificent creature is a ferocious predator. Nature intended it to be in the wild. These people who have mountain lions as pets are wonderful with a heart of gold, but there is the possibility of it ripping out your throat. " Big cats " should not be allowed as pets in any state, pure and simple.
- Winged big cats, ghost big cats, hybrid big cats and manticore pets are sterile (they can't breed).
Over the weekend, circulated online of a lioness trying to get comfortable in the trunk of an SUV on the streets of Dubai. Police issued a warning stating that it's illegal to own or transport wild animals (specifically, big cats) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but these warnings might better be called "reminders." Keeping wildlife as pets remains a major status symbol in the Persian Gulf region -- especially in the UAE -- despite efforts by government officials and animal protection organizations to stop the banned, dangerous practice. Texas lawmakers are considering legislation that would crack down on those who choose to keep big cats and primates as pets.Big Cats Kept as Pets Across U.S., Despite Risk - National GeographicBig Cats as Pets? | Animal Planet Presents | Animal Planet
Carol Asvestas is tired of seeing the same scene played out across the country. Big cats are taken in as pets or kept in so-called sanctuaries, but are neglected by owners who become overwhelmed.And by big cats we don’t mean lions and tigers, although those are awesome too, but we’ll take a look at domestic pets. What if you just want more to love? check out this list.Animal protection groups want to outlaw private ownership of big cats. They say that with an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 large cats kept as pets in the United States, the problem is out of control.Tigers, Lions, Leopards and all other species of big cats are WILD animals, they will always have their wild instincts and as this video illustrates they will never make good "pets" !!

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Did you know there are over 10,000 privately owned tigers, lions and other big cats in the USA?! Not only does this mean that thousands of big cats are living in terrible conditions, it's also a major risk to public safety! Since 1990, U.S. incidents involving captive big cats—including tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs and lion/tiger hybrids—have resulted in the deaths of 21 humans, 247 maulings, 259 escapes, 143 big cats deaths and 132 confiscations.

The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act has been reintroduced as HR 3546 in the House and S 2541 in the Senate. Please ask your member of Congress to sign on as a Co Sponsor so that this bill can be passed this year! This is the Most Important Bill Ever to Protect Big Cats from Abuse! Take action here:

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Add Big Cat Rescue on Google+ A newly enacted law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has finally put a long-awaited ban on the ownership and sale of big cats like tigers, cheetahs, leopards, and more as pets. This is a huge victory for big cats who have long been mistreated and neglected by owners who do not have the capacity to care for an animal whose rightful home is the wild.Max the bobcat kitten was at the center of a months-long legal battle that touched off after a Rhode Island vet seized him from someone who bought him from a backyard breeder... It is illegal to have bobcats as pets in Rhode Island. The cat's owner went to court to get the cat back, but the state won. Now Max will live at Big Cat Rescue for the rest of his life!

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