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You can help protect wildlife by urging the USDA to prohibit public contact with captive wild animals like baby tigers, lions, bears, and primates.

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CherAWAY N. (1449)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:03 am


Dear U.S. Department of Agriculture,

I am writing to ask USDA to issue Animal Welfare Act regulations, prohibiting public handling of big cats, bears, and primates, regardless of the animal’s age.

Allowing USDA licensees to use tiger, lion, and bear cubs or primates, for playing, petting, and photo sessions with the public fuels the exotic pet trade, puts the animals’ health at risk, endangers the public, and creates a burden for both law enforcement and nonprofit sanctuaries. Animals exploited this way are often discarded, ending up at unaccredited roadside zoos, the exotic pet trade, and even on dinner plates or in illegal wildlife trade.This practice is unsafe for the public, harmful to the animals, and undermines conservation efforts.

Please take swift action to prohibit public contact and close encounters with big cats, bears, and primates.

Thank you for your time and attention on this important issue.



CherAWAY N. (1449)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:03 am

Comments must be made directly to USDA via the Federal Register website!submitComment;D=APHIS-2012-0107-0002


CherAWAY N. (1449)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:03 am

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
phone (202) 720-3631
fax (202) 720-2166


Kit B. (276)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:06 am

Sent letters to both USDA and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture. Thanks Cher

natasha salgado (715)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:10 am
2 emails sent-thx Cher

Phillipa W. (199)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 9:08 am
left comment.

Ljiljana Milic (110)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 9:26 am
Your Comment Tracking Number: 1jx-87b4-u3c1
Comment left & Noted & Thank you Cher

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 10:30 am
Noted, e-mail sent, comment posted, shared. Thank you Cher!

. (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 10:40 am
thank you for this Cher

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:46 am
Your comment was submitted successfully! thx.

Julie E. (422)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 12:27 pm
Done! Your Comment Tracking Number: 1jx-87b7-wcxx Your comment will be viewable on after the agency has reviewed it, which may be an indefinite amount of time. Use your tracking number to find out the status of your comment. Shared.

aj E. (164)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 12:43 pm

Ingrid A. (524)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 12:45 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 12:49 pm
Absolutely NS& comments sent!!

Robert O. (12)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 1:19 pm
Thanks Cher!

Lisa Neste (771)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 1:22 pm
Thank you for contacting USDA.

Birgitta S. (202)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 1:24 pm
i was told: Your comment was submitted successfully.

Merci, Cheree ~~

Ruth C. (141)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 1:30 pm
Does not let me sign.

Betty Kelly (4)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 1:47 pm
These captive animals should be in sanctuary away from humans. They have absolutely n o business being displayed and petted by humans. The people who are controling these animals should be charged with Animal Abuse/endangerment.

Thomas P. (449)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 2:40 pm
Noted, emails sent to Rep and Senators...thanks Cher

Animae C. (520)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 3:07 pm
Your comment was submitted successfully!
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Proposed Rule: Petition to Amend Animal Welfare Act Regulations: Prohibit Public Contact with Big Cats, Bears, and Nonhuman Primates

Debbie Williamson (322)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 4:53 pm
Comment submitted.

. (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:23 pm
𝕾𝖊𝖓𝖙 𝖑𝖊𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖗. 𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕮𝖍𝖊𝖗!

Sherri E. (128)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:26 pm
emails sent TY Cher Noted

Leslene Dunn (84)
Friday August 30, 2013, 1:30 am
Done with thanks.

Dwain La'Brooy (331)
Friday August 30, 2013, 2:07 am
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PlsNoMessage se (614)
Friday August 30, 2013, 3:50 am

Yvette S. (35)
Friday August 30, 2013, 5:25 am

Frances Darcy (225)
Friday August 30, 2013, 5:29 am
done email sent.

Frank R. (51)
Friday August 30, 2013, 5:58 am

Danuta Watola (1264)
Friday August 30, 2013, 6:35 am

Sara P. (67)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:04 am
Email sent, thanks Cher.

Carol Bischoff (412)
Monday September 2, 2013, 7:46 am
Noted and signed.

Monica T. (278)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 1:38 am
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