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Sponsor(s): Sen. John Kerry (D-MA.), Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)

Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 4122)

Born Free USA position: SUPPORT

Bill description: This bill would prohibit private possession of big cats except at highly qualified facilities such as accredited sanctuaries, would require any persons who currently possess big cats to register those animals with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and would outlaw the breeding of any big cat except at accredited zoos and certain research and educational institutions.

Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here.

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