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Photo: Pavel L Photo and Video (Shutterstock) The other day I ran across this video of an anonymous woman carrying an annoyed lion down the street . The video was taken in the Sabahiya district of Kuwait, where the woman reportedly keeps that lion as a pet. It recently escaped and terrorized the neighborhood, but she got it back. If you would like to be mildly virally famous like the Kuwaiti woman, here’s a guide to where you can legally own a domestic (but not domesticated) lion in the United States. Make no mistake: You should not keep a lion as a pet. It is not the cool flex you think it is. Lions are wild animals and can not be domesticated. They will kill you and eat you unless you defang and declaw them, and that’s terribly cruel. Plus, they smell bad, eat a lot of expensive food, and people will think of you as “that weirdo who owns a lion.” But none of that means you can’t keep a lion as a pet, at least in a few states. On lions and the law It’s difficult to legally own a lion in the United States. While there are no federal regulations preventing lion ownership, laws governing exotic animals are left to the states, and they are often very strict. According to Big Cat Rescue , whose colorful owner was a huge part of Netflix’s Tiger King television program, six states will allow you to keep a lion […]