UPDATE to the post-Now 1685 messages have been sent from Cavalry Group-Many more needed to be sent-Get on the bandwagon NOW go to the link below and send your message-share this blog post so that others might understand the importance of this opposition (See the video of Big Cat Rescues 20 year plan from BCR Watch) This bill passes and you can count on EXTENSION occurring in your lifetime.
Immediate Action is needed!!! Sending your message could not more IMPORTANT or be any simpler-details below.
If you want to be able to have free choice to see animals, it is imperative that you follow the link to send your message to you congressman. This bill is more than just stopping circus animals and based on untruthful information provided by HSUS who found a sponsor for the bill-Remember the names connected to this very BAD Bill come election time-There is a large number of animal owners in this country who will be against this bill. Be sure to SHARE this message.
Big Cat Rescue’s (BCR) educational program is not concerned with conservation but instead involved in working with PETA to stop preforming animals claiming that circus animals are doing unnatural behaviors jumping, laying, sitting and reaching on command as an unnatural behavior. Celebrating along side PETA over the recent announcement for the plan to close of Ringling Bros Circus-The most un-American form of political ‘purpose’ would be to promote or change how a US business conducts business when it complies within the standards of federal law USDA/APHIS. This BAD Bill dictates control over private citizens, denies their ability to work with current standards of the law as enforced by the USDA/APHIS government agency, denies animal owners their right to interact with their animals, denies all zoos from interaction with animals and exempts private NFP organizations and it’s members with implications concerning RICO and AETA. All interference with any animal business is a punishable crime under the Animal Enterprise Terrorist Act-HSUS, PETA, ASPCA, ALDF, and all other organizations and facilities such as BCR, Black Pine, and numerous others that stake a ‘claim of rescue’ who participate in such action subject to violation of AETA.
Carole Baskin, ceo Big Cat Rescue has posted a 911 animal abuse site and should face a violation of AETA which is BOTH a CRIMINAL and CIVIL offense that the FBI is ignoring when it should be enforcing. That’s not to say that it won’t be investigated and then charged in the future as the problem escalates with fake complaints to various government agencies and businesses that host special events. There is a huge economic loss with such attacks on private for profit businesses. Big Cat rescue and the 20 year plan
Extremely political with little to no conservation effort-Big Cat Rescue proclaims itself superior to all places that house Big Cats when it’s one of the worst-Some refer to as ‘Hell on Earth’ and a far cry from Eden for the animals caged at that facility doomed for life. BCR claims to be accredited-Certainly NOT from GFAS they are an unverified member…No such accreditation exists or ever existed. No lawmaker should consider any law that BCR supports.
This bill, and others, are supported and pushed through the use of lobbyists, creates an issue with the Johnson Amendment. Violations of the Johnson Amendment can led to a loss of NPF 501-c-3 status.
To date from 2014 to present, BCR has spent $200,000.00 for a lobbyist in Washington, DC-Time to drain the swamp and time to remove BCR and all it’s employees from it’s 501-c-3 current status and to be denied from ever having that status again.
Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue is promoting for change in Wisconsin laws; Jeff Kozlowski CEO is a convicted felon/Bank Robber and shouldn’t be allowed to work within a NFP 501-c-3 organization in the first place thus less have any influence with BAD Bills and seek law changes-The Bank Robber is not allowed to vote or own a gun so how is it possible for him to be in charge of exotic animals. Jeff Kozlowski is living on the property of the facility with his family including 2 young children and uses the money donated for the care of animals to support his family. Jeff Kozlowski was sited by the USDA/APHIS for putting a worker in harms way. Jeff Kozlowski has never hand proper training for the business involved concerning the business of the facility or proper care of any exotic animal-He is licensed as an exhibitor and not considered a sanctuary by anyone’s standards. Kozlowski is not exempt from this BAD Bill.
There are numerous other facilities involved in the destruction of private exotic animal ownership who themselves are private owners and will not be exempt by this BAD Bill.
The remainder of the circus industry would be wiped out with the passing of *H.R. 6342. If passed, this legislation will destroy the conservation of endangered species in human care. Click here to read the exact text of the bill.
This bill, if signed into law, would prohibit the exhibition of exotic animals in traveling performances. This is a measure that would deprive countless Americans the ability to experience endangered animals up close such as elephants and tigers. The ability to encounter such a majestic creature fosters a love of wildlife in children that lasts a lifetime.
There is language in the TEAPSPA that will outlaw the breeding of exotic animals, which in turn can and will affect endangered species negatively. Zoos, aquariums, and private owners are responsible for the conservation and reintroduction of many endangered animals including but not limited to the Scimitar-horned Oryx, the Przewalski’s horse, and the California Condor. Without the tireless efforts of zookeepers these animals would be extinct in the wild. H.R. 6342 will send these animals to sanctuaries where they will be managed to extinction instead of being preserved.
Environmental stewardship is at the forefront of keeping animals in human care, whether they be endangered or not. Education outreach done by zoos and aquariums teaches the public the importance of saving wildlife and their habitats. TEAPSPA will hinder that by beginning to whittle away that slowly over time by removing the wonder people experience by seeing animals up close and in person.
TAKE ACTION to send letters to your U.S. Representative and Senators to OPPOSE TEAPSPA now!
Follow this link and fill in the blanks-Hit send your message-Review then Send This could not be easier and will cost you nothing!!!
Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B
*Taking a look at H. R. 6342 with some Blogger rebuttal notes-Mr. Grijalva and Mr. Costello could not be any more gullible (believing lies from vegan based homegrown Fanatical Animal Rights Terrorists) and forget the commitment to US citizens of the US Constitution and it’s Amendments. Congress has a commitment to US citizens that are a priority that takes precedence. This is not just a BAD Bill but has a very dangerous agenda that has a far reaching economic impact. *References provided
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES November 17, 2016
Mr. Grijalva (for himself and Mr. Costello of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture
A BILL- To amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling performances.
Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act.
Section 13 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2143) is amended by adding at the end the following:
The term cause a performance means to be responsible for a performance, to financially benefit as an owner or operator from a performance, or to sponsor a performance.
The term domestic animal means any animal that is normally maintained as a companion or pet animal in or near the household of the owner or person who cares for the animal, such as a domestic dog (including a service dog), domestic cat, ferret, gerbil, horse, mouse, rat, guinea pig, rabbit, or hamster, but does not include any exotic animal or wild animal.
The term environmental education program means an animal exhibition that is professionally designed to impart knowledge or information for educational or conservation purposes about that animal’s natural behavior, habitat, life cycle, or similar pedagogical information, conducted by an individual qualified to impart such information, which does not include any performance of behavior that does not naturally occur for that animal in the wild state.
The term exotic animal means any animal that is not a domestic animal or farm animal, that is native to a foreign country or of foreign origin or character, is not native to the United States, or was introduced from abroad, whether wild-born or captive-bred, and any hybrid of such an animal, including hybrid crosses with a domestic animal or farm animal, including but not limited to animals such as—
The term farm animal means any domestic species of alpacas, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, poultry, or horses, which are normally and have historically, been kept and raised on farms in the United States, and used or intended for use as food or fiber, or for improving animal nutrition, breeding, management, or production efficiency, or for improving the quality of food or fiber. This term also includes animals such as rabbits, mink, and chinchilla, when they are used solely for purposes of meat or fur, and animals such as horses and llamas when used solely as work and pack animals. The term does not include exotic animals or wild animals.
The term mobile or traveling housing facility means a transporting vehicle such as a truck, car, trailer, airplane, ship, or railway car, used to transport or house animals while traveling to, from, or between locations for performance purposes.
The term performance means any animal act, circus, ride, carnival, parade, race, performance, or similar undertaking in which animals are required to perform tricks, give rides, or participate as accompaniments for the entertainment, amusement, or benefit of an audience.
The term traveling animal act means any performance of animals where such animals are transported to, from, or between locations for the purpose of such performance, in a mobile or traveling housing facility.
The term wild animal means any animal that is not a domestic animal or farm animal, which is now or has historically been found in the wild or in the wild state, within the boundaries of the United States, its territories, or possessions, whether wild-born or captive-bred, and any hybrid of such an animal, including hybrid crosses with a domestic animal or farm animal, including but not limited to animals such as—
The term wildlife sanctuary means an organization described in sections 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) and 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 1986 that does not—
4. Relationship with other law