Rescuing Animals from Exotic Pet Trade
How safe would you feel to learn a bear or other large animal is living next door to you, in your neighbor’s back yard. As outrageous as it sounds, it happens thousands of times throughout the United States because the simple fact is a cub can be purchased for as little as $300. Because it is legal, it is estimated that there are over 20,000 of these animals living in these conditions throughout the United States. Because private ownership of these animals is not viable in the long term and the animal can not be placed back in the wild or zoo, the need for rescue organizations with sanctuary spaces is needed more than ever.
The Changes Starts Here
The Big Cat Public Safety Act (HR 3546) will ensure big cats only live in secure facilities that can provide for them and not diminish public safety.
- There are as many as 20,000 big cats that are privately maintained.
- Private owners cannot control or manage dangerous cats
- The solution requires Federal Intervention so the laws are uniform across the country
Education is how we start to make a change. Carnivores are not pets and the public at large needs to understand they are not safe to have as pets. B.E.A.R.S Etc has an extensive education program that teaches this basic principle. Our topics cover:
- Why Carnivores are Not Pets
- What Can Individuals Do to Change the Laws
- How You can help the Thousands of Animals
- Why B.E.A.R.S Etc is the place to call to help with placement
Need Help With Exotic Animal Rescue?
B.E.A.R.S Etc is the South Texas leader in animal rescue and placement. Whether it’s a private owner, who no longer can care for the animal or animal control needing assistance, our organization has a long history of facilitating solutions for these animals. Our network is large and our ability to help. We also aid in aviary and aquatic rescues, with on-premise facilities.