ion Act (SB 3547), introduced in September 2012 by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).
- Big Cat Rescue: Caring for Jungle Pets
If passed, the bills would prohibit the private possession and breeding of big cats. Only zoos, licensed sanctuaries, and conservatories would be allowed to own and breed large cats. Violators could face jail time up to five years and fines up to $20,000; however, the bill includes a grandfather clause for animals born prior to the bill becoming a law.
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