Tiger roaming around West Houston having escaped someone's home where they were a pet

Tiger roaming around West Houston having escaped someone’s home where they were a pet. Screenshot.

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This story from West Huston is a reflection on the poor state of inadequate regulation of tiger and other big cat ownership in America which results in this sort of incident when a pet tiger escapes a home and terrorises the neighbourhood causing testosterone-fuelled men to come out of their homes with guns to play the hero. It is all very distasteful and idiotic.

Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue is campaigning vigourously to introduce new laws to better regulate the ownership of big cats in America and her campaign is proving successful at the moment. Although there is resistance as usual.