Did you know that your neighbor might have an exotic big cat in their backyard? No, we aren’t kidding, there is a chance that the sweet older lady living a block from your child’s school might be harboring a dangerous exotic animal in her house or backyard.
Currently, there are no federal laws regulating the private ownership of big cats and other dangerous exotic animals. There are 5 states in the USA that have NO laws about the private ownership of big cats, Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. 11 states do not ban dangerous wild animals as pets but do require permits for some species. 13 states ban some species of dangerous wild animals as pets but allow others. 21 states ban all dangerous wild animals as pets.
Learn More about why the Big Cat Public Safety Act is important to you.
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