Bloomberg Law
April 12, 2021, 10:00 AMUpdated: April 14, 2021, 3:29 PM

‘Tiger King’ Fallout Unites PETA, Feds to Fight Cub Petting (1)

Maya Earls
Maya Earls
Legal Reporter

Netflix’s “Tiger King” burst into a new world of pandemic streaming and gave viewers exotic animals, personal and professional drama, and a man with a mullet’s attempt to launch a political career in Oklahoma.

But years before the theatrics, a legal showdown was brewing between zoo owners featured in the show and animal activist groups that seek to shut down the cub-petting industry with the help of the federal government.

Jeffrey Lowe and Timothy Stark separated endangered tiger cubs from their mothers at too early an age to create photo opportunities with a paying public, according to such ...

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