Great News for Tigers

FANTASTIC NEWS: Last night, the US Senate passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act (BCPSA) and it now heads to the President’s desk! This bill will help prevent captive tigers from ending up in the illegal trade in tiger parts and products, which is a primary threat to the species in the wild. For the last ten years, WWF has been fighting for better oversight over captive big cats in the US, and over 690,000 WWF activists, like you, spoke out in support of the BCPSA. “With the passage of the Big Cat Public Safety Act, Congress has sent a global message that the US stands firmly against wildlife crime and on the side of tiger conservation,” said Leigh Henry, Director of Wildlife Policy at WWF. “As this Year of the Tiger comes to a close, there is no better time for the US government to act on this longstanding conservation issue. We hope that other governments, particularly those with tiger farms within their borders, will soon follow America’s lead.”

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