Big Cat Public Safety Act Reintroduced

House of Representatives H.R. 1380

February 27, 2019

Turpentine Creek has a dream – that one day we will no longer be needed to save big cats from the exotic pet trade, abuse, abandonment, and neglect. We are very passionate about providing quality forever homes for all the animals that we rescue, but the truth of the matter is that they should never be put in that situation to begin with! The only way that this dream can come true is to pass laws throughout the country that protects big cats and that stops private ownership and the exploitation of young animals for profit in the cub-petting industry.

This week, we took another step towards achieving that dream. On February 26, 2019, the Big Cat Public Safety Act was introduced to the House of Representatives for the 116th Congressional session. The bill was introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) and was co-sponsored by 53 other House Reps from across the country. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources but has yet to be assigned to a sub-committee.

For that dream to become a reality, we need YOUR help. We need you to email your Congressional Representatives to let them know about The Big Cat Public Safety Act – H.R. 1380. You can visit our Advocacy page to send an email to your Representatives directly! It is straightforward, just enter your name and address and our system will find your representatives, we’ve even written example emails for your Reps! The emails are customized whether they are members of the House or Senate, also if they are past supporters, current co-sponsors, or uninformed about the Big Cat Public Safety Act.

As we get more information about the bill, new co-sponsors, sub-committees, and Senate information, we will be updating the advocacy page and forms. Please check back frequently for updates. It is only with your help that we can end the exotic pet trade in the USA. Please help us achieve our dreams and email your Representatives now.