Proposal to House Tigers on Property Near Malibu Denied

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A controversial plan to house up to five tigers on a property in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu was turned down by a Ventura County panel on Thursday.

The proposal, which had generated opposition from neighbors in the scenic coastal area, would have allowed two sisters to create a 19-acre training facility for tigers that would be used in the film business.

Nearby homeowners, who started a petition and attended the Thursday meeting by the dozens, had worried about the tigers escaping.

The Ventura County Planning Commission voted the proposed facility down 3-2. The sisters have 10 days to appeal the decision.

Kacey Montoya reports from Ventura for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 20, 2014.