Bhagavan ‘Doc’ Antle, who featured in the popular ‘Tiger King’ series on Netflix as the wild animal trainer, along with the owner of a roadside zoo in Virginia have been found trafficking lion cubs between Virginia and South Carolina, as announced after a months-long investigation by the Attorney General Mark Herring on Friday.
‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness’ is one of Netflix’s popular miniseries of 2020 that particularly focused on Tiger breeders in Oklahoman and Florida wherein Antle, who is the owner of the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina, appeared as one of the characters in the miniseries.
On felony counts of wildlife trafficking and conspiracy, along with conspiracy to violate the Endangered Species Act and multiple misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, Antle was indicted by a Frederick County grand jury on Thursday.
In addition to that, on charges of violating the Endangered Species Act and animal cruelty, two of his daughter have also been indicted. Antle was not available for comment on this matter and the name of an Attorney has also not been revealed by the online court documents.
Moreover, on charges of conspiracy, wildlife trafficking, animal cruelty and violating the Endangered Species Act, the owner of Wilson’s Wild Animal Park in Winchester, Virginia, Keith Wilson, was also indicted by the same grand jury. A trial will be scheduled soon wherein he and his nephew have a total of 46 counts of animal cruelty.
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