June 1, 2015
After PETA suggested a ban to prevent animals from entering Beaufort County, South Carolina, to the county attorney, the county quickly moved to prohibit anyone from bringing in exotic animals. This prevents Jeff Lowe, owner of Beaufort Liquidation, from moving additional big cats into the county. Lowe had a ramshackle roadside zoo located in a warehouse where he holds flea markets. As a result of the ban, Lowe announced his plans to leave South Carolina.