Indiana Bans Public Contact with Many Wild Animals
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FROM ADI Animal Defenders International
March 2022

Tiger cub

Indiana has banned contact and proximity with many wild animals including lions, tigers, leopards, hybrids of such species, and bears.

The new law also requires a physical barrier to prevent contact when taking photos. Last year, Nevada banned direct contact and barrier-free photo ops with elephants, primates, bears, big cats, and other wild animals.

Cub petting and other infant animal interactions involve removing babies from mothers, leaving them desperate and damaging the baby’s health both mentally and physically. Once they are too big the animals may be sold to zoos, circuses, or simply disappear.

These animals pay a very heavy price for people’s desire to cuddle them for a photo. 

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