Summary: H.R.1006 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 108-191 (12/19/2003)

Captive Wildlife Safety Act - Amends the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to define "prohibited wildlife species" as any live species of lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, or cougar or any hybrid of such species.

Declares it a prohibited act for any person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any prohibited wildlife species. Exempts from this prohibition: (1) persons licensed or registered, and inspected, by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or any other Federal agency with respect to that species; (2) a State college, university, or agency, a State-licensed wildlife rehabilitator, or State-licensed veterinarian; (3) an accredited wildlife sanctuary that cares for prohibited wildlife species and is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation that does not commercially trade in the species, including offsprings, parts, and byproducts of such animals or propagates them, nor allows direct contact between the public and the animals; or (4) persons that have custody of the animal solely for the purpose of expeditiously transporting it to a person described in this Act with respect to the species.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 2004 through 2008.