Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-1st dist.) supported the Big Cat Public Safety Act, which passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 272-114.

The Senate is not expected to address the bill, focusing more on coronavirus pandemic relief.

The Big Cat Public Safety Act prohibits the private ownership of big cats like lions and tigers.

“I am pleased to see the House passed our Big Cat Public Safety Act. For too long, big cats have been mistreated, exploited, and abused in private roadside zoos,” Fitzpatrick said. “As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, I’m committed to ensuring our government is doing its part to promote animal welfare. It is crucial we stand up for animals, both as individuals and as a society, and our legislation takes an incredible step to protect all animals.”