The additional misdemeanor charges faced by Antle include four counts of conspiracy to violate the Endangered Species Act and nine misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Antle's daughters, Tawny Antle and Tilakum Watterson, were also charged with a combined three misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and three misdemeanor counts of violating the Endangered Species Act.Wilson was previously indicted in November 2019 on 46 counts of animal cruelty and is set to go to trial for those charges in June 2021. Law enforcement also seized 119 animals from Wilson's zoo last year after a judge issued an order finding that he "cruelly treated" bears, camels, goats, lions, tigers, water buffalo and more.
Care for your pet. Regular visits to the vet and groomer are absolutely necessary. Insuring your pet may also be important to your pet’s health. Emergencies can happen at any time. Ensure your pet gets the help he needs no matter the cost with pet insurance.
Kate McKinnon of ‘SNL’ is cast in new series about Tiger KingAntle could not be immediately reached for comment, and online court documents did not list an attorney for him. A request for comment by TODAY to Myrtle Beach Safari was not immediately returned.Antle is the latest figure from "Tiger King" to face legal charges.The Oklahoma zoo formerly operated by "Joe Exotic," the star of the docu-series, is now under the control of Carole Baskin , the rival zoo owner he was convicted of hiring a hit man to kill.
The property was previously owned by Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, known as "Joe Exotic" in the show. Maldonado-Passage is serving a 22-year prison sentence after being convicted on two counts of murder-for-hire last year for paying $3,000 to a hit man to kill Baskin.