TIGER King Joe Exotic brutally slaughtered hundreds of caged tigers to satisfy his own greed, said a former employee.
Zoo workers accuse Joe Exotic – the star of the controversial Netflix Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness – of being a heartless animal abuser.
Erik Cowie, the chief warden of the GW Exotic Wildlife Park in Oklahoma, told DailyMailTV: “Several of the big cats would have eaten it alive if they had the chance. “
He added, “Joe often boasted of being in a cage with 16 tigers, but in reality it looked more like two or three of them.
“I would take the bad guys out of the cage, the cats that didn’t like him. “
Cowie claimed that Joe had killed over 100 tigers and called Joe “everything from smoke and mirrors, it was quite a sight”.
And he suggested that Joe didn’t spend enough time with the cats “to really bond with them,” noting how a lion “would try to chew through the cage to reach it. “
Cowie told the Daily Mail that he had learned “especially what not to do” from Joe.
Joe and another zoo worker slaughtered eight tigers in one day, said Cowie.
He said, “They euthanized them and had a vet sign with an apology like, they were too old, sick, etc.
“Most of the time, a veterinarian was not even there when things like this happened, but he would write it down in a journal, so that he could be covered in case government inspectors wanted to check his books. “
Zoo manager Kelci “Saff” Saffery, the man with his arm cut off from the Netflix docuseries, called Joe an animal abuser who greedily killed tigers, CrimeOnline reported.
He claimed that Joe was not the tiger lover he claimed to be in Tuesday’s episode of “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace”.
When asked if Joe Exotic had slaughtered the tigers in cages himself, Saff replied, “Yes, every time. “
Tiger King traces Joe’s obsession and bitter quarrel with Mrs. Baskin, who he says was about to destroy his zoo, Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, Oklahoma.
The zoo is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, home to up to 700 animals, including lions, tigers, pumas, ligers and tigons.
Last year, Joe – real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage – was convicted of 17 federal counts of animal abuse and two counts of for-hire murder for conspiracy to kill Carole .
He is currently serving 22 years in federal prison.
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Joe, who once ran for president of the United States and campaigned to become governor of Oklahoma, filed a presidential pardon request against his conviction.
He is claiming $ 94 million in damages from various government agencies while serving a sentence in an Oklahoma prison.
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