Before You Get Carried Away With Netflix, Know That You Can’t Own These Animals As Pets In Texas
You've probably heard your friends talking about that crazy tiger guy show, but don't let it give you any ideas. You've probably even seen the picture circulating on social media with him cuddling up to his wild, furry friend. Well Netflix is who we have to blame for this one.
"Tiger King" follows the story of Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage. He claims to be the nation's most prolific breeder of tigers. He now owns one of the largest private zoos in the country.
Don't let this show give you any ideas about any big cats or exotic animals you can keep in your East Texas backyard. There are a number of exotic animals you can't own by law in the Lone Star State. Buckle up...
Now that I've changed your mind about owning a tiger (I sure hope so...I mean, it's a TIGER), there are currently no laws against owning monkeys or wolves. So....be safe?