FBI arrests Doc Antle of ‘Tiger King’ fame – New York Post
“Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, the owner of the Myrtle Beach Safari was arrested on money laundering charges Friday evening.
PETA called for an investigation into Antle’s zoo and the nonprofit he heads, Rare Species Fund, after he allegedly used charitable donations to fund the zoo.
WMBF News reached out to the Myrtle Beach Safari for comment, but have not received a response. They also reached out to the Rare Species Fund, the South Carolina Secretary of State, and the IRS for comment.
Activists cheered the arrest of Bhagavan ‘Doc’ Antle for trafficking and abusing exotic animals. His business, Myrtle Beach Safari, was featured in the hit Netflix docuseries Joe Exotic.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) could not wait to weigh in, releasing the following statement on news of the arrest.
“It’s fitting that “Doc” Antle is behind bars after years of locking up the endangered animals he uses in tawdry photo ops. His legal woes are mounting, as PETA recently blew the whistle on his apparent “charity” scam, and the end to his reign of terrorizing tiger cubs can’t come soon enough.”
Read more on this story at the following additional news sources:
- FBI arrests Doc Antle of ‘Tiger King’ fame New York Post
- ‘Tiger King’ Star Doc Antle Arrested in South Carolina TMZ
- Animal trainer featured in ‘Tiger King’ arrested in South Carolina, official says WYFF News 4
- ‘Doc’ Antle, Myrtle Beach Safari owner, arrested by FBI WMBF
- PETA Statement: ‘Doc’ Antle Behind Bars—Just Like the Animals He Exploited PETA
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