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May 28, 2020 - Fox News

PETA founder vows to close 'Tiger King' zoo after it reopens to the public

PETA founder vows to close 'Tiger King' zoo after it reopens to the public
Ingrid NewkirkCredit: PETA

Ingrid Newkirk, the founder and president of PETA, is once again coming after the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park made famous by Netflix's "Tiger King."

The animal-rights organization made its feelings for Joe Exotic and his Oklahoma big-cat zoo known after the seven-part Netflix docuseries dropped. "Maldonado-Passage -- aka 'Joe Maldonado,' 'Joe Schreibvogel,' and, of course, 'Joe Exotic' -- has been in PETA's sights for years.

He is a notorious animal abuser and was once the primary supplier of big-cat cubs used for the cruel cub-petting industry. The world will be a safer place for everyone with this man behind bars, where he can no longer harm animals or the animal advocates he threatened," reads a blog post about the series, posted to PETA's website in March.

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