Will ‘Tiger King 2’ Expose Predator ‘Doc’ Antle? PETA Statement

For Immediate Release:
December 3, 2021

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – The first season of Netflix’s Tiger King introduced viewers to the misogynistic Bhagavan “Doc” Antle—since charged with felony wildlife trafficking—and out now is the trailer for a spin-off, Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story. Below, please find a statement from PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet, who appears in both seasons of Tiger King:

Antle hasn’t met a female he won’t exploit—from buying babies taken away from mother chimpanzees and exploiting tigers to breed cubs he has used in photo ops to manipulating women in his wild-animal compound. PETA has exposed him for preying on big cats for years, and it looks like Netflix is exposing him as a predator of women and possibly girls, too.

Since the release of Tiger King, Antle has been charged with not only a felony count of wildlife trafficking but also a felony count of conspiracy to traffic in wildlife and 13 additional misdemeanor charges, including cruelty to animals. His trial is pending.

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