It would be foolish to believe that the USDA has any goals to keep
endangered exotics going, ESPECIALLY big cats.
How familiar are you with USDA? Are you aware of Miscellaneous
Publication 1560, in which the USDA publically states a position AGAINST
the ownership of big cats? Did you know that the USDA's job is to
regulate and enforce the AWA, and that they have absolutely no
jurisdiction over pets? And yet they have still taken it upon themselves
to make a public statement wherein they have taken a position against
ownership of big cats as pets?
They have used OUR TAX DOLLARS against us! By DeHaven's own words, they
are too underfunded to consider putting out a manual on the proper
husbandry of felids; yet they can spend our tax dollars to publish a
pamphlet to be used against us.
Did you know that they made special accomodations to release this pamphlet
to the Michigan Humane Society so that it could be used against felid
owners in legislation outlawing exotic cat ownership? Did you know that
we are continuously fighting the Animal Rights movement as it is, and that
now DeHaven has handed them what amounts to be USDA endorsement in their
efforts against us? Do you have even a clue as to what is going on in
Washington, Michigan, and the proposed nationwide Shambala Act?
Did I get your attention? GOOD!!!! BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE, READ
See the actual publication.
This publication is in pdf format.