House passes 'Tiger King' bill that bans private ownership of big cats

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday to end the trade and ownership of big cats. The highly anticipated measure was highlighted in the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King.” The Big Cat Public Safety Act bans the private ownership of tigers, lions, leopards and other big cats and limits public contact with those animals. The bill was long championed by animal rights activist Carole Baskin, whose nonprofit organization Big Cat Rescue was featured in the popular show. The final vote was 272-114 in favor of the bill, with 45 representatives not voting. “Remember #TigerKing?” U.S. Re…

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