‘Tiger King’ Villain Won’t Escape PETA by Fleeing to Mexico

For Immediate Release:
January 21, 2022

David Perle 202-483-7382

Thackerville, Okla. – Disgraced “Tiger King Park” operators Jeff and Lauren Lowe, who are banned from exhibiting animals in the U.S. following an Endangered Species Act and Animal Welfare Act lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice, reportedly plan to open up a new operation in Quintana Roo, Mexico—and PETA is ready to take action. Below, please find a statement from PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet, who also appeared in Netflix’s Tiger King:

If the Lowes were trying to escape PETA by fleeing to Mexico, they’re in for some disappointment. PETA is already working with Mexico’s Animal Heroes on a bill that would ban big-cat cub petting in the state where the Lowes claim to be setting up shop, and the news of an international animal exploiter coming to town will surely push this bill through with lightning speed. PETA will take all available steps to ensure that wherever the Lowes are in the world, their days of abusing animals are over.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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