Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Update on "Landry's, Inc.: Free the Tigers at Houston's Downtown Aquarium"

We finalized our relocation plan for the tigers at the Downtown Aquarium. You can view the presentation here:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B59X6DGdVgHGRENxYS10NldYOFk
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Thank you for caring about tigers! We're looking forward to sharing good news with you.

Houston's Downtown Aquarium has been the home to four white Bengal tigers since 2005. These tigers are held indoors at all times in a small, stressful, and inhumane environment.

The aquarium is one of several of the "Downtown Aquarium" branded restaurants owned by Landry's, Inc. An aquarium-themed restaurant is not an acceptable habitat for tigers to live. The tigers at Houston's aquarium are denied everything that is natural to them, and are not even allowed outside.

We're petitioning Landry's, Inc. to transfer the tigers at this facility to a large cat sanctuary accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. We're also asking the Association for Zoos and Aquariums to reevaluate the aquarium's accreditation.

We need your support to help these tigers. Please take just a moment to sign this petition. Thank you.

I have big news for big cats! 

A bill has been introduced in Congress that would restrict private ownership of big cats nationwide.

Now I need your help to make sure it passes.

Help pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act 

The bill, called the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 3546 / S. 2541), would save countless lions, tigers, and other big cats from mistreatment and inhumane living conditions.

The bill would protect you and me, and our families and communities, from big cats that can escape from back yard cages and roadside zoos.

It would also protect the first responders who are called to handle these dangerous incidents even though they are not equipped to deal with wild animals.

And it will help prevent the terrible maulings and other dangerous incidents that take place far too often at facilities that allow people to pet big cats and have their pictures taken with them.

Take action to protect big cats 

Did you know that there have been hundreds of dangerous incidents involving captive big cats across the U.S.? Tragically, there have even been several deaths.

Fortunately, members of Congress are coming to realize that we need to prevent these alarming - and avoidable - incidents and ensure that big cats aren't sentenced to lives of inhumane treatment.

I hope you'll join us in urging your members of Congress to cosponsor this important bill.

Act today to protect big cats