Zanesville's Sheriff Lutz asks for passage of big cat legislation from Capitol Hill

Zanesville Sheriff Matthew Lutz and IFAW DC office campaigner Tracy Coppola.On September 20th, the International Fund for Animal Welfare led a successful Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill to garner more support for the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act.

The event marked the upcoming year anniversary of the Zanesville, Ohio tragedy when a backyard exotic animal owner took his own life just after releasing the 38 big cats and other dangerous exotics he had been keeping on his farm.

Zanesville sheriff Matthew Lutz joined IFAW as a special guest at the briefing, where Tracy Coppola, IFAW’s Campaigns Officer for the big cats campaign, was a lead panelist.

--TC

Take a moment to read the Roll Call article on this subject, co authored by the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Azzedine Downes and Sheriff Lutz.

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