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Ban Ownership Of Big Cats As Pets

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Join me to ban the sell and ownership of exotic cats in the United States. Some states have banned the sell and possession of big cats as pets. Big Cat Rescue is  a sanctuary that has saved a lot of these wildcats. They have a lot of room there and if possible will release them in the wild. Wild Animal Sanctuary saves big cats and other large carnivores like bears and wolves from horrible situations of people who own them as pets. Give these animals a chance to have long and prosperous lives where they belong, in the wild! Copy and paste State Laws below to send a letter to the senator of your state regarding this issue.

Louisana State Laws Governing Private Possession of Exotic Animals

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LA. ADMIN. CODEtit. 76, §115 - Possession of Potentially Dangerous Wild Quadrupeds, Big Exotic Cats, and Non-Human Primates

A. This Commission finds that possession of certain potentially dangerous quadrupeds, big exotic cats, and non-human primates poses significant hazards to public safety and health, is detrimental to the welfare of the animals, and may have negative impacts on conservation and recovery of some threatened and endangered species.

1. The size and strength of such animals in concert with their natural and unpredictable and/or predatory nature can result in severe injury or death when an attack upon a human occurs. Often such attacks are unprovoked and a person other than the owner, often a child, is the victim. Furthermore, there is no approved rabies vaccine for such animals, so even minor scratches and injuries inflicted upon humans or other animals could be deadly.

2. Responsible possession of these potentially dangerous wild quadrupeds, big exotic cats, and non-human primates necessitates that they be confined in secure facilities. Prolonged confinement is by its nature stressful to these animals and proper long-term care by experienced persons is essential to the health and welfare of these animals and to society.

3. Certain of these animals are listed as endangered species and others are so similar in appearance to endangered subspecies as to make practical distinction difficult. This similarity of appearance may provide a means to market illegally obtained endangered animals and can limit the effective enforcement of endangered species laws.

B. This Commission regulation prohibits importation and private possession, and otherwise regulates certain wild quadrupeds, big exotic cats, and non-human primates as provided herein.

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