POTUS Signs Big-Cat Bill to PETA Applause

For Immediate Release:
December 20, 2022

David Perle 202-483-7382

Washington – Today, President Joe Biden signed the Big Cat Public Safety Act into law. Below, please find a statement from PETA Foundation General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet:

Now that President Joe Biden has signed the Big Cat Public Safety Act into law, “Tiger Kings” can no longer cash in on the suffering of big-cat cubs removed from their caged mothers. This law caps off years of PETA legal actions that resulted in the rescue of 75 big cats, took down Tiger King villains Tim Stark and Jeff Lowe, and established that big-cat cub petting violates the Endangered Species Act. PETA has now set its sights on ending photo ops with baby bears, otters, sloths, and other exploited animals who deserve to be with their families, and it urges everyone never to give a dime to animal exploiters.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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