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August 15, 2014

Lions, Tigers and Photos, Oh No!

A new law on New York State’s book forbids selfies with cats. Big cats. To be fair, the law goes after fairs and circuses that may offer a photo op with a big cat for cash. But what pressing need compelled New York’s legislature – populated by people of average intelligence, we’re sure – and governor to think this law was a good idea? Who is protected by this law? Perhaps it is designed to protect those big furries from mobs of Ugg-wearing 12-year-old girls and their iPhones. Surely its not to protect the people paying for the opportunity to get their mug and 500-lb ball of teeth and claws in the same frame – pretty sure the law of Survival of the Fittest applies in those instances. State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a Democrat who represents the concrete jungle of Manhattan, introduced the bill. “It is hard to believe it is not already illegal,” she said. Congratulations, Rosenthal, on finding some area of life not legislated on the books and telling people what to do. Such a service. More…

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