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Controversy Over Big Cat Breeding Ban

Big Cat Lovers on Both Sides of Ban on Breeding

Science News by NewsLook

 

A bill in Congress would ban breeding of lions, tigers, pumas and other large cats. It’s an effort to prevent tragedies like the release of dozens of wild animals in Zanesville, Ohio last year. But big cat lovers are lining up on opposite sides of the issue. Photo Credit: mooglet via Flickr.

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7:37AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

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6:57AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:31AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

if Bhagavan 'Doc' Antle is legitimate, why would he not welcome regulation? and if he legitimately 'loves' big cats, why does he keep 400 of them in captivity? shame on him.

11:26AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

"I'm all for the breeding of these animals in order to keep their species alive and well as so many are poached for their skins etc. that we need to do something to keep the species of such endangered animals alive. However, I would like to see them rehabilitated to the wild after they have been born under the care of zoo's and have not become so acclimated to humans that they need to remain in such places such as zoo's circus' etc."

Elaine said it all. A breeding ban is non-sense. Those animals are on the verge of extinction.

11:21AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Thanks for the article.

12:31PM PDT on May 19, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

5:15AM PDT on May 19, 2012

It's not an easy one. If I had the land I would love to make a reserve for them, but I'm assuming I would need to run it almost as a business, and not just have them just by myself. I've also heard stories about people's next-door neighbours in residential areas with pet lions and in no way can I condone that. There definitely need to be some guidelines

4:06PM PDT on May 15, 2012

It would not be necessary to do this if we were willing to decrease our ridiculous numbers, the less people the better for everyone!!!

4:06PM PDT on May 15, 2012

It would not be necessary to do this if we were willing to decrease our ridiculous numbers, the less people the better for everyone!!!

4:06PM PDT on May 15, 2012

It would not be necessary to do this if we were willing to decrease our ridiculous numbers, the less people the better for everyone!!!

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