Tiger Selfies Are A Thing? Not Anymore in NY

Reasons for the ban go far beyond the ridiculousness of these selfies.

By Amanda Just - Source: http://www.ecorazzi.com
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To all the New Yorkers trying to look cool on the Internet with their “tiger selfies”: YOU’RE DONE. Tiger selfies are now banned in New York.

It’s pretty self-explanatory, but in case the phrase “tiger selfie” has you scratching your head, it’s just that: a photo taken with a tiger or other large cat. This has become a wildly popular thing on Internet dating sites, where users think it ups their cool points to pose with large cats who would rather live in the wild than pose next to some sorry human’s mug.

The law that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed this week prohibits direct contact between the human public and large cats in traveling animal shows and fairs. (And really, aren’t the animals in traveling shows and fairs suffering enough already without being Instagrammed?)

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