‘Tiger King’ Zoo Owners Must be Punished For Reported Abuse of Tigers, Lions and Jaguars

Target: Jean Williams, Acting Assistant Attorney General of Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division

Goal: Seek full punishment for couple accused of trafficking and abusing nearly 100 captive animals.

The private zoo at the center of the Netflix series Tiger King may have come under new leadership after its owner’s incarceration, but the controversy remained. The new man in charge, Jeffrey Lowe, had previously vowed to close the notorious facility because of public pressure. Instead, he seemingly kept the exploitation and abuse that allegedly took place during his predecessor’s reign going strong. Now, he and his wife face potential animal trafficking charges after dozens of wild cats were seized from the property.

The Justice Department reportedly began an investigation into the couple and the zoo’s activities several months ago. Recently, that investigation yielded a 50-page affidavit that claimed 46 tigers, 15 hybrids of lions and tigers, and several lions and jaguars were illegally purchased, sold, and transported by the couple. The legal document also cites evidence of continued abuse and harassment of the animals. An assistant attorney general at the department said of the case: “this seizure should send a clear message that the justice department takes alleged harm to captive-bred animals protected under the Endangered Species Act very seriously.”

Sign the petition below to demand the justice department follow through on its assertion and prosecute this troubling case to the fullest extent.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Assistant Attorney General Williams,

Your division claimed that the seizures of potentially trafficked wildlife from the zoo of Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe demonstrated a commitment to enforcement of the Endangered Species Act. These individuals, if they are indeed guilty of the charges leveled against them, can and should face significant punishment for their alleged broad-scale exploitation of these animals. Please make your actions match your words.

No one should profit from the pain and suffering of another living being. Protect the world’s wildlife, and ensure the maximum federal charges are pursued in this disturbing case.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Sayantan Kundu


49 Comments

  1. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE ANY WILD ANIMAL! Except a sanctuary.
    I don’t see how they can go steal them from the jungle, etc., and be able to keep them! And those that aren’t are trafficked. Sick POS lowlifes.

  2. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    IMMEDIATELY SEIZE AND REMOVE ALL ANIMALS ON THIS PROPERTY!!! Send them to accredited, reputable sanctuaries: Big Cat Sanctuary, Wild Animal Sanctuary, and MAKE THE CURRENT OWNERS PAY FOR ALL TRANSPORT AND VETERINARY CARE. Prosecute the owners to the fullest extent of the law for multiple counts of egregious animal abuse! BAN them from ever purchasing, owning, caring for or working with any animals ever again.

  3. All animals must be seized and rehomed from these scumbag animal abusers property immediately

  4. jackie Pflucker says:

    Sign?
    –By all means, although nothing seems to stop the abuse of animals all over the world. The USA which is cossidered to be more civilized than any other country in the whole world, seems to be unable to take this matter seriously and enact a law whereby all criminals, degwnerates, sadists, scum … are jailed for … 10 years, perhaps?

  5. Sandra Weber says:

    These are wild animals for God’s Sake!! They don’t deserve this horrible treatment. If our government would stop pussy footing around, we could end this nightmare for wild animals. They don’t belong in cages!

  6. Agree all comments torture these fuckers who do this . Animal cruelty people should be executed.

  7. This has been going on for a while now. There is enough proof in the years of operation unyet it continues. Baffled that a petition needs to draw attention to the abuse these innocent creatures have suffered. These people are guilty, put the bastards away instead of wasting more time.

  8. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS SHI*HOLE STILL DOING OPEN????? THIS PLACE MUST BE CLOSED AND ALL ANIMALS REMOVED TO THE SAFETY OF A SANCTUARY, FOR GOOD. THESE SO CALLED `HUMANS` MUST BE PUNISHED AND NEVER, NEVER BE ALLOWED TO HAVE ANIMALS AGAIN….PLEASE WILL SOMEONE DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND NOW!!

  9. This ABUSE must END NOW!!! Please REHOME these poor animals or send them to SANCTUARIES. NO-ONE SHOULD OWN WILD ANIMALS except for SANCTUARIES!! HOW COME SUCH SHOCKING ABUSE IS ALLOWED IN A “CIVILIZED” COUNTRY! BAN these GREEDY, SADISTIC and PSYCHOPATHIC SCUMBAGS from ever purchasing, owning, caring for or working with any animals ever again. They must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and harshly punished! EXPLOITATION OF ANIMALS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED!

  10. Paul Younger says:

    Hands off Wildlife!

  11. OF COURSE THEY SHOULD HAVE PUNISHMENT TO THE FULLEST OF THE LAW!!!
    NEVER be allowed Animals again, these people are Monsters!!~!~!~!

  12. Carolyn Douglas says:

    All those involved in the horror and suffering of these totally innocent animals must be removed from society forever. They could live in the hellhole these animals were forced to live in and receive the same abuse. They should NEVER be free to do ANYTHING again as they are a menace to animals and humans. IN MY OPINION, SOLITARY would also be a great choice, for the rest of their evil cruel lives. IN MY OPINION

  13. Julia Edinger says:

    MUST STOP “EVIL BEINGS” OWNING WILDLIFE OF ANY KIND‼️
    STOP THIS HORRIBLE ABUSE ,,,, ASAP‼️

  14. There are animal left there dying as we speak!! Rescue all animals from that hell!! Please help ALL the animals suffering. Charge and put these horrible people in prison now!!

  15. Jaime Perez says:

    All those involved need to spend the rest of their useless lives in jail for exploiting innocent animals for profit! These precious cats must go to good sanctuaries to live out their lives in peace and safety.

  16. Stephanie Geyser says:

    Humans are just 1 species on a planet of millions of species. What right do we have to abuse the other species? And what’s the point of having laws to protect them, if the laws are not enforced?

  17. Way too many humans are a disease to this planet.

  18. One pos is in jail now put Carol Baskin and others involved in this.TRASH.

  19. EXECUTE THEM!!!NO MERCY FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS!!!

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