The animal exhibitor featured within the hit Netflix documentary escaped enterprise dealings with Joe “Unique” Maldonado-Passage comparatively unscathed and has continued to function a personal zoo because the present dropped.
The U.S. Division of Justice beforehand filed a lawsuit in opposition to Lowe alleging violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) on his half.
PETA introduced Thursday that it has “filed a movement to intervene as a co-plaintiff within the federal authorities’s lawsuit in opposition to [Lowe], his co-defendants, and Tiger King Park.”
“Preliminary rulings in that case have already relied closely on precedent PETA gained in an ESA lawsuit in opposition to Lowe’s former enterprise accomplice Tim Stark of Wildlife in Want,” mentioned a web-based launch from the group. “… If granted the suitable to proceed as a co-plaintiff, PETA will work to have all animals below the defendants’ management transferred to respected amenities.”
“All animals who’ve survived Lowe deserve an opportunity to get pleasure from extra pure lives in a protected and cozy atmosphere,” mentioned PETA Basis Deputy Common Counsel for Captive Animal Regulation Enforcement Brittany Peet. “Lowe must not ever be allowed to take advantage of animals once more.”
Lowe is already dealing with a lawsuit in opposition to PETA in the Southern District of Indiana, and simply final yr, the group helped rescue three lions from his custody with The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.
In response to PETA’s assertion, “Lowe has already misplaced an AWA license revocation lawsuit from the U.S. Division of Agriculture.”
Reps for Lowe and the Better Wynwood Unique Animal, in any other case generally known as Tiger King Park, didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
“Tiger King” chronicled the story of Maldonado-Passage’s preserving of a personal zoo that finally led to his arrest for his involvement in a failed murder-for-hire plot in opposition to fellow massive cat fanatic Carole Baskin.
Lowe got here on board Maldonado-Passage’s zoo as a enterprise accomplice and finally took over the vast majority of his animal-related belongings after his arrest.