Animal Welfare; Petition to Develop Regulations to Prohibit Public Contact with Potentially Dangerous Animals

 
Docket ID: APHIS-2012-0107
Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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    Oct 04, 2013 11:59 PM ET

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    APHIS-2012-0107-1127

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    APHIS-2012-0107-20386

    08/30/2016

      • Please prohibit public contact with captive wildlife, such as baby tigers, lions, bears and primates at malls, fairs and roadside zoos across the country. These animals often...

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        08/28/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-1127
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        Paul Niehaus
      • Dear U.S. Department of Agriculture, I am writing to ask USDA to issue Animal Welfare Act regulations, prohibiting public handling of big cats, bears, and primates, regardless of...

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        08/28/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-1128
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        Joelle Morin
      • This is foolish. It makes sense for private citizens to be barred from owning these animals, but none at all for zoos and zoo keepers to be barred from having contact with these...

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        10/29/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-5519
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        Bryna Darling
      • Dear U.S. Department of Agriculture, I am writing to ask USDA to issue Animal Welfare Act regulations, prohibiting public handling of big cats, bears, and primates, regardless of...

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        08/28/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-1129
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        ELIZABETH BRYANT
      • USDA should issue Animal Welfare Act regulations to prohibit public handling of big cats, bears, and primates, regardless of the animal's age. This practice is unsafe for the...

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        09/26/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-4202
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • No cubs of any age or breed should EVER be used for public handling. It is not in the best interest of the animal. Shut down the evil, greedy humans, who think its ok to make money...

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        08/05/2016

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        APHIS-2012-0107-16933
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        anonymous anonymous
      • I think that places that have hands on experience and teach the public about Big Cats, Bears and Primates are very important to promote awareness about these animals. It helps...

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        08/08/2016

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        APHIS-2012-0107-17299
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        Stacey Weatherley
      • USDA should issue Animal Welfare Act regulations to prohibit public handling of big cats, bears, and primates, regardless of the animal's age. This practice is unsafe for the...

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        09/26/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-4204
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • I am disappointed that the USDA has not acted on the petition that it published three years ago calling on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to amend the Animal...

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        08/19/2016

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        APHIS-2012-0107-18170
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        Natalie Van Leekwijck
      • USDA should issue Animal Welfare Act regulations to prohibit public handling of big cats, bears, and primates, regardless of the animal's age. This practice is unsafe for the...

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        11/20/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-6407
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • I am writing to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make the right decision for animal welfare and public safety by implementing regulations that prohibit public...

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        03/21/2014

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        APHIS-2012-0107-13126
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        A M
      • Under NO circumstances should wild animals, whether young or old, be handled by the general public!

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        08/05/2016

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        APHIS-2012-0107-16931
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        Connie Moreno
      • After seeing all the recent tragedies with big cats (and other wild animals) and handlers/humans I can't believe there is even a question as to whether or not to allow contact. No...

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        08/31/2016

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        APHIS-2012-0107-21009
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        Delia Weitting
      • USDA should issue Animal Welfare Act regulations to prohibit public handling of big cats, bears, and primates, regardless of the animal's age. This practice is unsafe for the...

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        10/29/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-5462
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • USDA should issue Animal Welfare Act regulations to prohibit public handling of big cats, bears, and primates, regardless of the animal's age. This practice is unsafe for the...

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        09/17/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-3345
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • Dear U.S. Department of Agriculture, I am writing to ask USDA to issue Animal Welfare Act regulations, prohibiting public handling of big cats, bears, and primates, regardless of...

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        08/28/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-1137
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        Cat Vesey
      • I am disappointed that the USDA has not acted on the petition that it published three years ago calling on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to amend the Animal...

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        08/19/2016

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        APHIS-2012-0107-18172
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        Mary Zack
      • USDA should issue Animal Welfare Act regulations to prohibit public handling of big cats, bears, and primates, regardless of the animal's age. This practice is unsafe for the...

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        02/13/2014

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        APHIS-2012-0107-9025
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        Anonymous Anonymous
      • I oppose the rule change. If direct contact or "petting" is done per current USDA rules there is no harm done to either party. The Humane Society and the Detroit Zoo attempted...

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        09/04/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-1464
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        Brian Purtee
      • I am disappointed that the USDA has not acted on the petition that it published three years ago calling on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to amend the Animal...

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        08/22/2016

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        APHIS-2012-0107-19696
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        Jeanne Schlatter
      • . Captive born and hand reared felines are better adapted to live a stress free life. Much like a domestic kitten raised in a house versus caging a feral cat.

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        11/20/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-6412
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        Rue Auditore
      • I am against cub handling of any kind. Wildlife deserves our respect

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        07/05/2016

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        APHIS-2012-0107-15789
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        Carol Ward
      • I want to sign the above named petition in the hopes it will end the practice which eventually leads to abuse and neglect of these animals. They are not meant to be petted, forced...

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        08/31/2016

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        APHIS-2012-0107-21008
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      • Submitter Name:
        Chris Chulick
      • USDA should issue Animal Welfare Act regulations to prohibit public handling of big cats, bears, and primates, regardless of the animal's age. This practice is unsafe for the...

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        10/29/2013

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        APHIS-2012-0107-5463
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        Anonymous Anonymous
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      • When humans started putting Wildlife in cages to make the almighty dollar, humans were uneducated, had no clue that animals are just like humans. They have families, they love...

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        08/30/2016

      • ID:
        APHIS-2012-0107-20386
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      • Submitter Name:
        Cecile Lemay
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