Close Down “Tiger King” Zoo Following Neglect and Abuse

Target: Sonny Perdue, United States Secretary of Agriculture

Goal: Permanently revoke the license of Jeffrey Lowe of “Tiger King” fame.

The Greater Wynwood Exotic Animal Park, as popularized in the Netflix series “Tiger King,” has been temporarily closed to the public following the suspension of its federal animal exhibition license. The USDA investigated the zoo and suspended the license, which is currently owned by Jeffrey Lowe, who took over the zoo after the previous owner, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic. The closure of the zoo was announced via the park’s Facebook page and was “effective immediately.” The post also said that the “park will, at least for the foreseeable future, be a private film set for Tiger King related television content for cable and streaming services.”

The suspension of the license came after USDA investigations revealed multiple animal welfare violations, including a handful of repeat infringements. Simply put, the animals housed at The Greater Wynwood Exotic Animal Park face neglect and abuse. One example being that the zoo only had a broken refrigerator truck to store animal food. The USDA report says, “The inspectors asked for the invoices for the repairs and were handed an invoice for a tractor repair.”

Brittany Peet of animal welfare group PETA said that a permanent revocation of Lowe’s license is the next logical step. Sign this petition to urge the USDA to permanently revoke Jeffrey Lowe’s license.


Dear Secretary Perdue,

The nation watched as majestic, exotic animals like tigers, lions, and crocodiles were seemingly neglected and tortured on Netflix’s “Tiger King.” The privately-owned zoo featured in the series has continued to run and has remained open to the public until a recent USDA investigation confirmed animal welfare violations. The Greater Wynwood Exotic Animal Park is now temporarily closed to visitors as a result of a suspension of its federal animal exhibition license.

The animals at this facility are being abused. They are being taken advantage of by people like Jeffrey Lowe who are only interested in making money and continuing to film Netflix content that depends on his disorganization and mayhem to be successful.

I urge you to take the welfare of the animals very seriously and permanently revoke Lowe’s license to run this zoo.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Shortly when the pandemic started this show that was on Netflix became a big hit I don’t know why I don’t have Netflix and I wouldn’t watch it. I don’t watch anything that shows abuse and neglect of such beautiful animals. So this thing has to come down. Why keep it up for an abuser.

  2. Gabriela Torres says:

    Dear Secretary Purdue –
    Animals are not objects but living beings that have feelings, they, like all of us, need attention, food, and an appropriate place to spend the rest of their existence when the greed of man hunts them and condemns them to live locked up any which way, so they can in turn earn money by exhibiting them. ..
    Please help those ‘poor things’ by ordering that they be sent to a shelter or to a National Park so they can finally find happiness there.
    Thank you!

  3. Jose Espino says:

    I have always wonder what goes through the mind of these idiots who think they have the right to keep a wild animal in a cage. People who do this may be filthy rich but their level of ignorance is far greater than seven times their fortune.

  4. Boycott the show and the ratings will go down that may help. These animals don’t belong locked up for our amusement. They need to go to a wild life sanctuary.

  5. donald frump gave this piece of scum a pardon
    and here he is back doing the same thing,,, abusing Animals!!!

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