Man featured on ‘Tiger King’ charged with animal cruelty

The Associated Press - October 10, 2020 12:49 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A wild animal trainer featured in the popular Netflix series “Tiger King” has been indicted in Virginia on animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking charges.

Attorney General Mark Herring said on Friday that a months-long investigation found that Bhagavan “Doc” Antle and the owner of a roadside zoo in Virginia trafficked lion cubs between Virginia and South Carolina.

Antle owns the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina. He also appeared in “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” a Netflix documentary miniseries that focused on tiger breeders.

Antle’s charges on Thursday also include conspiracy to violate the Endangered Species Act. Antle could not immediately be reached for comment.


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