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Reported to House amended (09/11/2003)

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

Declares it a prohibited act for any person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any live animal of a prohibited wildlife species. Exempts from this prohibition: (1) persons with expertise, knowledge, and experience with respect to the care of that species in captivity; (2) persons licensed and inspected by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service with respect to that species; (3) a State college, university, or agency, a State-licensed wildlife rehabilitator, or State-licensed veterinarian; (4) an accredited wildlife sanctuary that cares for prohibited wildlife species; or (5) persons that have custody of the animal solely for the purpose of transporting it to such persons described in this Act with respect to the species.