House Passes Bill Banning Big Cat Ownership After Netflix ‘Tiger King’

“The U.S. House passed a bill that prohibits people from owning big cats like lions and tigers, after Netflix released the documentary series “Tiger King.”

The chamber voted 272-114 to pass the measure, which also makes it illegal for exhibitors to allow people to touch cubs, late Thursday.

The bill appears in the documentary and was backed by Carole Baskin, the nemesis of the show’s star Joe Exotic, and her husband Howard Baskin.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill December 4, 2020.