‘Tiger King’ Star Doc Antle Indicted For Animal Cruelty, Trafficking
Star ‘Tiger King’ Doc Antle faces a slew of felony and misdemeanor charges now for his treatment and transporting lion cubs.
Antle, the owner and founder of Myrtle Beach Safari, was indicted on Friday in Virginia for wildlife trafficking after a months-long investigation found evidence he was trafficking lion cubs between South Carolina and Virginia … according to the attorney general of Virginia.
You will recall … Netflix’s “Tiger King” documentary mentioned that the Antle Safari Park was raided last December, and now it appears the raid was part of that investigation.
Antle is also charged with 1 count of conspiracy to sell or transport endangered wildlife, 4 counts of conspiracy to violate the endangered species law and 9 animal cruelty counts.
In addition, 2 of Antle’s daughters, Fawn antle and Tilakam Watterson, were charged with cruelty to animals and violating endangered species law.
The same investigation led to felony charges against Keith A. Wilson, owner of Wilson’s Wild Animal Park. Authorities say they have seized 119 animals, including lions, tigers, bears, camels, goats, water buffalo and more from Wilson’s roadside zoo and say he obtained some of the animals from Antle.
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