A proposed law in the South Carolina legislature protecting big cats, great apes, and bears needs your support. The bill takes the first steps toward making it illegal for people to own these animals as pets. South Carolina is one of only five states with no restrictions on ownership of exotic animals.
ATTENTION SOUTH CAROLINA: Keep Wild Animals Wild
These beautiful animals belong in the wild, not in someone’s basement. Wild animals cannot be domesticated or live happily as pets. They aren’t loved family pets, they’re prisoners. Keeping exotic animals is also a serious public safety issue. Over the last decade, dozens of people have been mauled or killed by mountain lions, chimpanzees, and lions among other attacks.
As a South Carolina residents, you can protect wild animals with one phone call. We know that it’s easier to email but phone calls really make a big difference. Please take two minutes out of your day and protect wild animals.