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Born Free USA tracks bills that apply to any of our campaigns as well as other animal issues. Each bill is summarized, along with our position ("support" or "oppose") and what you can do. You can quickly see if your Representatives or Senators support the bill by clicking on the links provided to the cosponsors at the Library of Congress site, thomas.loc.gov.

Sponsor(s): Nita Lowey (D-NY)

H.R. 2657: 2011 Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act

Bill description: This bill would end the use of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here.

Sponsor(s): Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), David Vitter (R-La.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.); Reps. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)

S. 1324/H.R. 4306: Captive Primate Safety Act

Bill description: This bill would prohibit interstate commerce in monkeys, apes and other primates in the exotic "pet" trade.

Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here.

Sponsor(s): Sen. John Kerry (D-MA.), Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)

Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 4122)

Bill description: This bill would prohibit private possession of big cats except at highly qualified facilities such as accredited sanctuaries, would require any persons who currently possess big cats to register those animals with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and would outlaw the breeding of any big cat except at accredited zoos and certain research and educational institutions.

Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here.

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