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NY law protects big cats, bans "tiger selfies"

Created: 08/13/2014 9:03 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

New York's Internet Romeos will have to find new ways to attract mates now that it's illegal to pose for photos with a tiger, lion or other big cat.
    
A law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week prohibits contact between members of the public and big cats at traveling animal shows and fairs.
    
So-called tiger selfies have emerged as a popular profile photo on online dating sites.
    
Wildlife advocates say the interactions are dangerous for humans and the animals. They say the cats are often taken from their parents as cubs, mistreated and then neglected when they grow up.
    
Queens Sen. Tony Avella says he hadn't heard of tiger selfies when he sponsored the bill. He says people have been harmed while posing with big cats.





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