Carole Baskin and her husband Howard, stars of Tiger King, are getting their own show! Production company Thinkfactory Media announced that a new project would follow the couple “as they work to expose, like never before, those who abuse and take advantage of various animals.”
The controversial characters run Big Cat Rescue, in Florida, where they keep and care for rescued big cats from across the country. The project does not have a name or network yet, but the show will show the Baskins “exposing the many perpetrators of a brutal industry – spotlighting the cruel histories, lawsuits and animal rights violations associated with these organizations,” according to a press release.
Howard Baskin told Oxygen.com, “While our past advocacy to stop abuse and educate the public about the plight of captive big cats has been very successful, the partnership with ThinkFactory brings to bear resources we have never had before and an entirely new way to accomplish this part of our mission that we are absolutely thrilled about.” Carole Baskin is currently starring in Dancing with the Stars.
“Big cats” that are privately owned, like those previously owned by Tiger King star Joe Exotic, and cared for by Carole Baskin, are in danger across the United States. According to Animal Welfare Institute, “Unscrupulous facilities profit from cub petting or photo opportunities, which fuels a rampant and vicious cycle of breeding and dumping cubs once they are 12 weeks old. Having outgrown their usefulness, these cubs are funneled into the exotic pet trade, sold to another disreputable exhibitor, or end up in the black market trade for wildlife parts.” To help these animals, help us persuade Congress to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act, to protect big cats from these terrible circumstances. Sign this petition!
Read all our coverage of Joe Exotic and Tiger King, check out these articles:
- Feds Suspend Tiger King Zoo License
- Shaquille O’Neal Under Investigation by PETA After Appearing on Controversial Tiger King Docu-Series
- Why You Shouldn’t Support Joe Exotic, Star of Tiger King
- Nicolas Cage to Play Joe Exotic in CBS Tiger King Series
- Tiger King: New Undercover Footage Shows Breeding, Abusing and Selling Tigers Led by Joe Exotic and “Doc” Antle
- Tiger King Sequel is on its Way and we Hope it Sheds More Light on the Captive Tiger Industry!
- Tiger King: The Story Netflix Neglected to Tell You About Captivity and Exploitation of Endangered Tigers
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