Kentucky

Summary: 

Kentucky prohibits private possession of big cats. It is unlawful to possess inherently dangerous exotic animals and Kentucky law classifies tigers, lions, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, clouded leopards, mountain lions, and cougars as inherently dangerous exotic animals. If a person was in possession of a big cat prior to July 2005, that person may maintain possession of that cat only and no breeding is permitted. Some institutions are exempt and may possess big cats, including circuses, official municipality zoos, government agencies, colleges or universities, or similar educational or research institutions for scientific or educational purposes.

Classification: 
Ban
Color: 
gray