21 Nov '11, 3pm

Tippi Hedren Calls for Federal Law Banning Exotic Cat Breeding

Tippi Hedren Calls for Federal Law Banning Exotic Cat Breeding

Actress and animal activist Tippi Hedren is calling for a federal law that would ban the breeding of exotic cats as pets or for personal ownership. One month ago , the release of almost 60 exotic animals from a private zoo in Zanesville, Ohio owned by Terry Thompson, who then committed suicide, led to the killing of 48 of those animals. The survivors were taken to a zoo. The tragedy sparked outrage from many, including Hedren who is now citing the incident as a reminder that legislation is needed. According to the Lancaster Eagle Gazette , Hedren said, “I was so angry when I first heard what happened at the Thompson farm. There is not one good thing about having a wild animal in captivity. They should be born free and should be able to live free.” She also specified that breeders licensed or certified by the USDA should not be exempt from a new law, saying “This is a huge ...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/11/21/tippi-hedren-calls-for...

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