“Exotic Animal Law Review Ignited By Ohio Exotic Animal Stampede”

Posted by Elizabeth Block on May 1st, 2012 :: Filed under Articles  
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“Yet, by some estimates, there are thousands of tigers in captivity in American backyards — more than there are in the wild on the planet. . . .

Reps. Howard ‘Buck’ McKeon, R-Calif., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., introduced the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act in February to require owners of tigers, lions, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, panthers and other cats to register with the Department of Agriculture. Breeding would be banned except at accredited zoos and research and educational institutions. Penalties would include seizures, fines and jail. . . .”

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