We’ve all seen photos on the internet of people hugging, feeding or playing with tiger or lion cubs. Behind these pictures is a cycle of cruel and dangerous animal exploitation. Roadside zoos breed big cats to produce cubs, then use them in interactive experiences for paying visitors.The cubs are taken from their mothers as newborns, depriving them of proper maternal care and harming their development.短短几个月后，幼仔太大，容易处理，所以他们在简陋的动物园仓库，不停地在后院或地下室，或杀死宠物。同时，保持公共接触活动的新的幼崽生产，以取代那些老化导致大型猫科动物的一个永无止境的循环出生，用于公共遭遇和残酷布置的现金流。
This is not only an animal welfare issue but also a public safety issue. Even when captive-born and hand-raised, wild animals retain their natural instincts. They can, and do, injure and kill people. Careless handling and unsafe caging are often the norm among unqualified owners, andcaptive big cats take every opportunity to escape. Attacks and escapes put communities and first responders at risk.
The Big Cat Public Safety Act addresses these problems by prohibiting public contact with big cats of any age, as well as banning the possession of big cat species like tigers and lions as pets.
Please take a moment to call your U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators now.Find your legislators' phone numbers.You can say, "Please support the Big Cat Public Safety Act, S. 2561 and H.R. 1380. This bill will stop harmful public contact with big cats and prevent them from being kept as pets."
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