Tiger Who Roamed Houston’s Streets Found Unharmed

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After a week of being on the loose in Houston, a 9-month-old tiger named India was found this weekend and appeared to be unharmed. India was spotted by a group of residents as he was prowling around a local neighborhood. As NBC News reported, India will be transported to the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas. Black Beauty Ranch is also home to the tiger Loki, who was found in an abandoned cage in the Houston area two years ago.

This latest incident is exactly why we need legislation to ban private ownership of big cats. A bill to enact this very change was recently reintroduced in the Senate but has yet to be passed. It’s for this reason that Carol Baskin, star of Netflix’s Tiger King, said that Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn share the blame for the case of the missing tiger as they’ve failed to help the bill progress.

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