At last, one of the missions in my life since I brought A bill titled ‘A Federal Ban on the Breeding of the Exotic Feline for Personal Possession’ in 2009 to my Rep. Buck McKeon was to get it introduced and passed in the U.S. Congress and signed into law by the President! The bill, with a new title, “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act ” was introduced around noon EST on February 29, 2012 in the House of Representatives by Rep. Buck McKeon and Rep. Loretta Sanchez as co-sponsors.

I’m very proud of this important legislation finally on it’s way to becoming the law…I will apprise you when it goes to the Senate to be introduced by Senator John Kerry, and when the Senate # will be in place.

Here is a summary of the “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act, 2012

H.R. 4122 Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act of 2012 Bill Summary

H.R. 4122/S.____, the “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act,” will ensure that lions, tigers and other dangerous big cats, which are bred to be sold and kept as pets or for financial gain in the U.S. in alarming numbers, do not threaten public safety, diminish global big cat conservation efforts, or end up living in horrible conditions where they can be subject to mistreatment and cruelty. The bill will prohibit breeding and private possession of big cats exempting only qualified, accredited AZA zoos, where they can be properly cared for and restrained. Wild Animal Sanctuaries having given sanctuary and safe haven for big cats who have been confiscated for decades will be asked to take in animals

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