Sorry, online daters. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday meant to cut down on selfies with tigers.
The state Legislature passed the legislation in June as dating app Tinder saw a boost in users posting photos of themselves posing with tigers and other large cats. The online-dating app displays photos of singles in the area and connects people in a chat room, of sorts, if they both agree.
Under the bill signed by Cuomo, zoos, circuses and carnivals would be breaking the law if people are allowed to get close enough to make contact with large cats—such as lions, leopards and tigers—without a barrier in between.
It would come with a penalty of up to $500 for a first offense and up to $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
The measure becomes law in six months.
The bill was one of dozens signed Monday by Cuomo, a day before he heads to Israel with legislative leaders as part of a “unity trip.”
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