PETA Protesters Will Blast 'Tiger King' Subject Over Suffering Animals, Snowballing Legal Woes
For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2020
David Perle 202-483-7382
Las Vegas – On Tuesday, a giant “tiger” will lead PETA supporters in a spirited protest outside a court hearing for notorious animal exhibitor Jeff Lowe, the operator of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park (G.W. Zoo) in Oklahoma, relating to charges for possessing exotic animals and operating a business without a license. The charges in Las Vegas followed a 2017 PETA complaint, after which authorities raided his home and seized two big-cat cubs and a lemur.
When: Tuesday, July 14, 9 a.m.
Where: At the intersection of Lewis Avenue and S. Third Street, Las Vegas
“Jeff Lowe has shown as little respect for the law as he does for animals,” says PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet. “PETA will be outside the courthouse to remind him that his days of tormenting tigers and other animals are numbered.”
Just last month, PETA released whistleblower photos and video footage showing lions in Lowe’s custody suffering from severe “flystrike”—a condition in which flies, usually drawn to uncleared animal waste, bite animals and lay eggs on them and the hatched maggots eat away at their skin.
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.