Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Big Cat Public Safety Act,” a bill that would prohibit the private ownership of big cats like lions and tigers. As CNN reported, the bill passed the House with a 272-114 vote, with 48 Republicans voting with Democrats to approve the measure.
Why This Matters: There are more tigers in captivity in the United States than there are in the wild. As IFAW explained, captive, privately-owned big cats are regularly subjected to mistreatment and miserable living conditions. It’s past time that the federal government stepped in to end these cruel