Target: U.S. Congress
Goal: To make the private ownership of big cats illegal.
There are approximately 10,000 to 20,000 exotic cats that are privately owned in the U.S., this is an appallingly high number, in fact currently, there are more tigers in captivity than in the wild. It is not possible for anyone to provide the kind of environment these cats need, this trend is causing harm not only to the wild cats, but to the people who own them. In the last 20 years, 21 people have been killed by exotic cats and there have been 246 maulings, it seems that by now people should have learned that owning these wild animals is both unethical and dangerous.
Humans, it seems, will do anything to prove their wealth. The private ownership of tigers and lions is a perfect example of this materialistic attitude. The tiger represents unlimited power, this coincidentally reflects on the people who are trying to domesticate them, many humans want to be more powerful than even a fierce, wild animal. This is the despondent truth of humanity and materialism, people believe that wealth brings power and to “show off” their dominance they will put a wildly savage animals on display in their own home.
Lions, tigers, cheetahs, and panthers are not house cats, no matter how hard people try to domesticate them, their untamed nature will always prevail. They belong in the wilderness or at least in a sanctuary akin to their natural environment. The “Big Cats and Public Safety Act” would prohibit the private ownership of big cats except for in qualified facilities, violators of this law would be punished and fined about $20,000. This law must be passed to ensure that the cats will not be kept in cruel and inadequate environments. Wild cats are cunning, graceful and beautifully savage; to keep then in a confined house or backyard is wicked and will never satiate their true nature.
Dear U.S. Congress,
Big cats are wild and savage, they should not be kept in captivity, especially as pets in peoples homes. It seems that people will do anything to prove their power and wealth, even if this means making a fierce, powerful animal subordinate to them. This treatment of animals is cruel, no ones home could ever come close to satisfying their need for open space.
Please take the necessary measures to pass the “Big Cats and Public Safety Act.” This law would ban private ownership of tigers lions, cheetahs, and panthers. It would protect the well being of so many of these beautifully savage animals and ensure that they can only be held at accredited sanctuaries and parks, or their true home, the untamed wilderness.
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