Calls to Action

You can help big cats in captivity through your actions and advocacy.

The Big Cat Public Safety Act

Thanks to supporters like you, the Big Cat Public Safety Act has been signed into law in the United States! 

The Big Cat Public Safety Act prohibits the private ownership of big cats and it restricts direct contact between the public and big cats, ending cruel cub petting attractions. Current owners will be required to register their big cats with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and they will not be allowed to breed, sell, trade, or buy more cats. Owners will be penalized for failure to comply with the Act. With the end of direct contact between members of the public and big cat species, we are hopeful that the demand for the unregulated breeding of captive tigers and other big cat species in the United States will also be greatly reduced.

Why a federal level solution WAS needed for the captive big cat crisis – thank you for helping to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act!