S: Carole Baskin labels Tiger King’s Doc Antle ‘kingpin’ behind exploitation of big cats as she and …

Carole Baskin has spoken against Doc Antle being indicted on animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking charges. “[Antle] is just smart and better funded than the dominos that have dropped already, but the authorities have finally caught up to him,” she added. Earlier this year, Doc had appeared in the Netflix series Tiger King alongside Joe Exotic, who is serving a 22-year jail sentence for conspiring to kill cubs for profit. Notably, he’s also known as Kevin Bhagavan

And the consequences of his actions, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said in response to Big Cat Public Safety Act charges against him. Wilson is accused of trafficking lion cubs between Virginia and South Carolina. Two of Antle’s daughters have also been charged with misdemeanours. Notably, PETA has released a statement after the charges were filed against them. The animals are not ours to use for entertainment, people’s viewpoint read, “We oppose speciesism

Myrtle Beach Safari is disappointed that its facility was mentioned in the new Netflix series Tiger King. “We can only assume it is because Doc Antle has been such a high profile wildlife personality for so many decades that his association would create more buzz,” wrote an official statement. Notably, viewers had criticised the series and said he was “very disappointed” with his portrayal in this season’s show. The owner further said his facility adheres to all USDA guidelines, and his animals are treated with the utmost care

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