Almost 70 cats from Jeff LoweThe allegedly endangered “Tiger King” park has been taken over and abused by the feds.
The massive operation resulted in the capture of 68 animals, including lions, tigers, hybrids of lion and tiger, and jaguars from Jeff Zoo in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Feds say the seizure was part of an ongoing investigation into violations of the Endangered Species Act.
According to federal agencies … the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has conducted 3 zoo inspections since mid-December 2020, and during these inspections, Lowes received “citations for failing to provide animals with adequate or timely information. Veterinary care, appropriate nutrition” and shelter Which allows normal behavior and protects them from bad weather.
What’s more … Feds say Lowe was supposed to hire a qualified veterinarian and establish a veterinary care program that fulfilled the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act, but Lowe was found in contempt after months of failing to comply with court orders asking him to do so.
The Feds say they will work “to ensure this.” [the animals] Going to responsible animal sanctuaries, where they can be safely preserved instead of being exploited. “
TMZ broke the story … the Federalists He came down to Jeff’s garden Earlier this week, a search warrant was issued. During the raid … Jeff was told to stay inside his home or else he would be arrested.
It was a raid this week The second time This month the Feds have appeared. Jeff said they showed up a few weeks ago to ferry several of his large hybrid cats – animals that he claimed were not protected under the Endangered Species Act.