Action Alert — Big Cat Public Safety Act (HR 1818)

The Natural Resources Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is being urged by HSUS to conduct a hearing on HR 1818, “The Big Cat Public Safety Act.”  This legislation would make it illegal (with certain exemptions) to import, export, transport, sell, breed, or possess lions, tigers, and other exotic cat species.

It is important that members of the House Natural Resources Committee hear from stakeholders who oppose this bill in order to counteract the rhetoric of HSUS.  

Text of HR 1818

Fact Sheet

Messages to the full 43-member House Natural Resources Committee can be sent via an online form at  You can also contact the committee via phone, FAX, or mail at:

Committee on Natural Resources

United State House of Representatives

1324 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC  20515

Phone (202) 225-2761

FAX (202) 225-5929


Please also contact the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), and politely let him know why you oppose this legislation:

Representative Jeff Denham

1730 Longworth HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4540

Fax: (202) 225-3402

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET


The email address for Rep. Denham’s legislative staffer Tracey Chow is

Thank you very much for your attention to this matter, and we will keep you posted if a hearing date is scheduled for this bill.  This alert is also posted on theCFA/OABA grassroots website.