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Lawmakers crack down on 'tiger selfies'

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Sure, they're gorgeous creatures.

But they shouldn't be scoring you a date.

New York lawmakers are cracking down on so-called "tiger selfies" which have soared in popularity as profile pictures on dating websites.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law this week making it illegal to pose for a photo with any big cat.

The aim is to reduce interaction between the public and big cats at traveling animal shows and fairs.

Wildlife advocates, as well as some of the state’s politicians, agree that most of the animals are treated poorly, and they discourage people from helping the unregulated industry make a profit.

Similar laws are on the books in Mississippi, Arizona and Kansas where a 17-year-old girl was killed in 2005, while posing with a tiger for her senior photos.
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