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Be a part of the solution

The Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance works to eliminate private ownership and the commercial exploitation of wild cats in the United States.

 In 2017, the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance (BCSA) was created to:
  • Speak with a unified voice on issues affecting big cats, such as the exotic pet trade, use of big cats for entertainment, and other areas of concern.
  • Support and strengthen both member sanctuaries and those interested in obtaining BCSA membership, with the goal of advancing standards of animal care.
  • Promote professional development through an annual workshop focused on animal care and welfare, veterinary issues, operations, and finances.
  • Foster collaboration, relationships, and communication within the big cat sanctuary community.

One significant step toward achieving BCSA’s mission would be the passage of the Big Cat Public Safety Act – a federal level solution to the dangerous and cruel practices associated with the private ownership of big cats and direct contact activities like cub petting. The Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance submitted a letter in support of the Big Cat Public Safety Act (BCPSA) to sponsors in both the House and Senate. View our letter here and learn more about the steps you can take to protect captive big cats by supporting the passage of the BCPSA at

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Our Vision

BCSA works towards the day when sanctuaries are no longer needed because the ownership and commercial exploitation of wild cats have been eliminated.