Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act

Passing the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act would mean a general end to private possession and breeding of live lions, tigers, leopards, snow leopards, clouded leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, or cougars, or any hybrid of these species. Current owners of any of these big cats could continue possession of their animals as long as they register them with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bill would provide exemptions for the following: Zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), wildlife sanctuaries (that do not breed or allow public handling of their animals), wildlife rehabilitators, some research and education institutions, and some traveling circuses.

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