The Oklahoma zoo formerly owned by Tiger King star Joe Exotic is now under an animal welfare investigation. Oklahoma wildlife authorities are reviewing the health and safety of the animals at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, after "numerous calls" made to local police.
PETA even released pictures of the animals living in poor conditions, claiming that the photos were sent to them by a whistleblower. But according to a statement from the local sheriff's department, the animals are now "receiving veterinarian care in isolation and are being monitored by USDA."
“The USDA’s inaction allowed ‘Joe Exotic’ to abuse and neglect animals for years, and so far, it’s also failed to help the big cats held by Jeff Lowe," PETA spokeswoman Brittany Peet said in a statement. "In the wake ofTiger King, the public eye is on the USDA to do its job and shut Lowe and his despicable roadside zoo down pronto.”
Earlier this month, control of the park was awarded to Joe's rival, the infamous Carole Baskin... And the current owner, Jeff Lowe, was given 120 days to leave the premises.
“The possibility of human remains being buried on this land should make her [Carole Baskin] feel right at home," Jeff Lowe told TMZ.
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