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Taming the Wild: Domestication of Big Cats Should Be Outlawed ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering )

- 1732 days ago -
To make the private ownership of big cats illegal.

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Animae C (514)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:57 am
Your signature has been recorded.

Pat B (356)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:57 am

Monica T (278)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:00 am
Signed the petition, noted the story...

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:00 am
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paul m (93)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:02 am


Carol H (229)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:06 am
signed and noted

Constance F (418)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:30 am
Your signature has been recorded.

Ljiljana Milic (116)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:30 am
"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."
Signed & Noted & Thanks for posting and caring Cher!

Kit B (276)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:42 am

The wealthy are buying exotic animals, and $20,000 for fine is nothing more than a tissue, a slight inconvenience.

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Sandi C (98)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:52 am
Big cats are not pets.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:13 am

Anna Undebeck (256)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:25 am
5 more signatures added! Thank you dear Cher!

Shana M (56)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:26 am
Signed and noted.

Joe R (190)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:36 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Carol Bischoff (409)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:45 am
Noted and signed.

Amy E (66)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:46 am

. (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:54 am
Big Cat are Not Pet
Signed and noted - thank you dear Cher

Mary T (357)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:00 am
Signed & noted - thank you Cher

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:01 am

Ruth L (243)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:04 am
Signed/noted. Thanks Cher

naomi cohen (55)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:06 am
signed! thank you, cher.

Waltraud U (84)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:09 am
done ty

Kat K (54)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:11 am
Why do human beings think they have to possess and tamper with everything and every living creature?? Instead of tampering, they need to attend to their own business and get a life without disturbing other lives. Idiots!!!

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:13 am
signed; TY

Autumn S (151)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:27 am
signed and noted, TY Cher

. (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:30 am
Signed and Noted.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:34 am
S&S, TU Cher

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:50 am
Thank you!

Veerle D (153)
Friday June 21, 2013, 9:10 am

Caroline S (78)
Friday June 21, 2013, 9:37 am
Signed :-((

Julie E (404)
Friday June 21, 2013, 9:42 am
I searched Tigers for sale and I am sadly not shocked at seeing them. But pissed that they can be sold so easily! WE HAVE TO HELP STOP THIS!!! So sad...

Tigers for Sale? INSIDE EDITION Investigates (Trying to get them to re-post this)
Airdate: 12/22/2011
Tigers are one of the most deadly and ferocious animals on Earth.

Believe it or not, an INSIDE EDITION investigation found it is easier in some states to purchase a tiger than it is to adopt a dog from a shelter.

Inside Edition producer, Charlie Mclravy, found it was as easy as responding to a listing in a catalog called the "Animal Finder's Guide." The ad said: "Tiger Cub, five month old female, well socialized."

The seller, Cy Vierstra, sent Mclravy pictures of a rare white Bengal tiger. The price: $2,700.

McLravy and the INSIDE EDITION I-Squad went to Vierstra's farm in Ohio, where it's perfectly legal to sell tigers, and brought along hidden cameras.

It turned out, Vierstra had three tigers. One was feasting on an ostrich carcass when we arrived.

Vierstra said he has no problem selling the tiger because so many are bred in captivity that it can be easily replaced. "The cats, especially the orange ones, they're a dime a dozen," Vierstra said.

"In terms of payment, how do you want to do it?" asked McLravy.
"Cash or money order," he said.

We showed our hidden camera video to Adam Roberts from the animal advocacy group Born Free.

"These animals don't belong in captivity and they don't make good pets," Roberts said. "It's completely irresponsible. It's completely dangerous. The fact that it is so easy to sell these animals to a total stranger is pretty astounding but it does happen across the country."

INSIDE EDITION never did buy Vierstra's tiger. Instead, Investigative correspondent Lisa Guerrero caught up with him outside an exotic animal auction in Ohio.

"We'd like to talk to you about the tiger you're selling," Guerrero asked.

"Um, no thanks," Vierstra said.

Actress Tippi Hedren, who founded the Shambala Preserve, a non-profit sanctuary in California, says people have no business making pets out of these kings of the jungle.

"It's a nasty, nasty business," said Hedren.

Hedren and other animal activists are currently pushing Congress to pass a bill that would ban the private ownership of tigers and other exotic cats.

For more information, please visit the Web sites for the Shambala Preserve and Born Free:

Donna Hamilton (159)
Friday June 21, 2013, 9:42 am
N&S. Thanks, Cher.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 9:42 am

Gysele van Santen (213)
Friday June 21, 2013, 10:20 am

Solitary E (324)
Friday June 21, 2013, 10:34 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 10:50 am
ABSOLUTELY NS& signed x4!! Your signature has been recorded.

Lisa N (206)
Friday June 21, 2013, 11:15 am
Two more Cher!

Friday June 21, 2013, 11:22 am
S & N. Thanks Cher

pam w (139)
Friday June 21, 2013, 11:38 am
GOOD! I am SO ''there."

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 12:56 pm
Big cats should never be for sale There should be a worldwide ban on selling wild animals similiar thing to here where we cant touch the swans because they belong to the queen well wild animals should not be allowed to be touched because they belong to the wild and not to people

signed & Noted thanks

Thomas P (280)
Friday June 21, 2013, 1:00 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher

Ruth C (87)
Friday June 21, 2013, 1:38 pm

. (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 2:08 pm
petition signed

Sonia M (60)
Friday June 21, 2013, 2:47 pm

Bartlomiej T (296)
Friday June 21, 2013, 2:53 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Cher.

Natalie V (27)
Friday June 21, 2013, 3:27 pm
noted / signed

Diane K (134)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:42 pm
Signed. thanks Cher!

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:57 pm

Judith Hand (55)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:34 pm
Noted. I was especially interested to read the quote from the International defamation law and look forward to looking it up in its entirety. It's a shame what we mortals think when we seem to equate having money with some kind of alternative existence in which different rules apply therein. I would've thought that the big cat attack with Siegfried and Roy would've woken up enough folks that this wouldn't continue to be as big an issue as it, unfortunately, still is. Folks, if you love big cats, don't strive to domesticate them. Join those of us who want to see them live healthily in their natural home. Join those of us who simply want to see them continue to live!

. (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:11 pm
done. These big cats are meant to be wild and free and not kept by rich fat cats because they can afford it. They are not toys

Jennifer Smith (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:10 pm
Domestication =/= kept as pets. This petition needs to be re-worded because as it stands, it's going over a non issue. The only current domestication of a pure wild species is a sub species of fox, though there's some cross breeding between specific small wild cats and domesticated cats.

Ellen m (215)
Friday June 21, 2013, 9:03 pm
Signed and shared - thanks Cher

Christine Stewart (134)
Friday June 21, 2013, 9:22 pm

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday June 21, 2013, 9:55 pm

Esther Z (94)
Friday June 21, 2013, 10:11 pm
Noted and signed.

Eternal G (745)
Friday June 21, 2013, 10:52 pm

Genoveva M M (328)
Friday June 21, 2013, 11:57 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher

Sherri G (128)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 12:03 am
Signed and noted TY Cher

Sherri G (128)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 12:22 am
TY Cher Noted and Signed.

Saturday June 22, 2013, 1:47 am
Thank you, Cher.

Maria S (95)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 3:01 am
Noted & signed. Thanks Cher!

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 4:47 am
Your signature has been recorded. Please spread the word:

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:04 am

Christeen A (376)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:09 am

Patricia H. (440)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:13 am
noted, signed and shared

Karen Gee (97)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:49 am

Danuta W (1248)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:58 am

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 6:40 am
Noted and signed.

Ellen G (325)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:13 am
2 sigs

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:48 am
Signed 22/6,thank you

Alice Mullen (22)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:57 am
Signed, thank you.

Ann P (17)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 12:51 pm
Noted & signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.

Ilona V (0)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 2:56 pm
Thanks. Signed & noted.

Cyrille D (137)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:28 pm
Noted & Signed ! Thanks, Cher !

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:12 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher..

Marie W (67)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 11:52 pm

MARINA M (125)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 3:28 am

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 5:06 am
Signed and Noted ! I hope there is some help!

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 6:19 am
Signed, thank you x

Valerie Disle (66)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:58 am
signed and noted

Leslene Dunn (84)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 10:34 pm
Noted and signed.

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Monday June 24, 2013, 10:40 am

Sara P (57)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:41 am
Signed, thanks Cher.

Wendy F (62)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 11:43 am

Yvonne F (181)
Monday November 25, 2013, 8:50 am
so signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks Cher
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