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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 and Public 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 into law.

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 important issue!

With love for The Wild Ones, Everywhere!


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