Support H.R. 1998 and S. 1381, Big Cats and
Public Safety Protection Act.....
I have been rescuing Exotic
Cats since 1972, all born in the U.S. to be sold as
pets or financial gain. I began wondering why there
were no laws preventing the insanity of allowing
these Apex predators, top of the food chain, one of
four of the most dangerous animals in the world, to
be used for financial gain and sold as pets. In 2003
I co-authored a bill titled "The Captive Wildlife
Safety Act" to stop the interstate traffic of the
big cats. I brought that bill to my U.S. Rep. "Buck"
McKeon, 25th District, who introduced it. It was
passed unanimously in the House and Senate, and
signed into law by Pres. Bush on Dec. 19, 2003, and
finally enforced in 2005. It was a beginning step to
a bill to stop the breeding of these animals which
became a huge business in the U.S. and which, over
decades, has been responsible for hundreds of
killings and maimings of children and adults. These
animals, being born in captivity by the thousands,
many living in squalor in homes, or beaten to do
ridiculous tricks for circuses and shows, are
confiscated by authorities because of animal abuse.
This is where facilities like The Shambala Preserve
come in to place, providing a sanctuary for Exotic
Cats to live out their lives in dignity.
My goal, to stop the breeding
of these magnificent, highly dangerous wild beings
is now in the stages of coming to fruition. Several
years ago I brought another bill to Rep. "Buck"
McKeon, who along with Rep. Loretta Sanchez
introduced my bill, H.R. 1998 – “Big Cats
Safety Protection Act”, in the House on May 16,
2013. On July 29, 2013 it was introduced in the
Senate by Senator Richard Blumenthal as S. 1381. We now await the date for the bill to go to
committee, then the vote in the House and Senate,
then, God Willing, to the President to be signed
Your help is going to be
needed right now!!!....Please
write, e-mail, or call your Legislators about H.R.
1998 and S. 1381, to stop the breeding of these extremely
dangerous Big Cats. I love these animals more than
my next breath, but they are not pets, nor should
they be subjected to the abuse of being in the
circus, or variety shows.
Again, Please......Your voice
is important, please use it!!!!...H.R. 1998 and S.
1381 - "BIG
CATS AND PUBLIC SAFETY PROTECTION ACT."
You will be a very important
part of changing history to save the lives of these
Great Cats, forever......
Thank you, my Representative
“Buck” McKeon for hearing me on this highly
With love for The Wild Ones,