“Tiger King” Cats Headed for Better Lives at Minnesota Sanctuary
Lions and tigers and... ligers and a jaguar, oh my!
According to AP News, The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minnesota will be caring for some of the large cats from Joe Exotic's (former) sanctuary. Sixty-eight cats were seized by US officials after the sanctuary's most recent owners were issued "citations for failing to properly care for the animals following three inspections of the Tiger King Park in Thackerville since December 2020." Kare 11 reports that the Minnesota sanctuary's executive director said this is a "historic and important" event.
If you need a little update about The Tiger King and company, here is the latest scoop:
- Jeff and Lauren Lowe began looking after the big cats after Joe was arrested for his attempt to get Carole Baskin assassinated. The lions, tigers, ligers, and a jaguar were in the Lowes' care when the cats were seized (others had been seized from the park at a prior time).
- Joe Exotic was never pardoned by President Donald Trump. Joe is still currently in prison for his attempted hit on that b**** Carole Baskin. Joe may have prostate cancer and hopes he will be pardoned by Joe Biden.
- Joe and his husband were heading for divorce, but have put things on hold.
- The large cats are being rehomed to sanctuaries in Colorado, Arizona, and Minnesota (maybe more places, but that is all that was reported at the time of this story).
The wild story of Joe Exotic and all of the other Tiger King characters is an entertaining one! But it is also incredibly disturbing. These poor animals' lives will always be affected by whatever horrors they may have endured while in captivity. And they can never truly be "wild." Simply put, humans suck.
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