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.

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.