‘Tiger King’ Star Doc Antle Indicted on Wildlife Trafficking Charges

Bhagavan "Doc" Antle - extreme animal trainer and star of Netflix's "Tiger King" - has been charged with multiple charges of illegal wildlife trafficking following an investigation by the Animal Rights Department of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring.
Hering's office said Antle and Keith A. Wilson, the owners of Wilson's Wild Animal Park in Frederick County, Virginia, traded lion cubs between the state and Antles Myrtle Beach Safari Park.
Antle faces a number of wildlife trafficking-related crimes, a number of wildlife conspiracy crimes, four conspiracy to violate the Endangered Species Act, and nine cruelty to animals.
Wilson has been charged with one wildlife trafficking crime, one wildlife conspiracy crime, four offenses of violating the Endangered Species Act, four offenses of conspiracy against the Endangered Species Act, and nine offenses of cruelty to animals.
On Wednesday, both men were charged in Frederick County with two of Antle's daughters. Tawny Antle faces one animal cruelty offense and one offense for violating the Endangered Species Act, while Tilakam Watterson has faced two offenses for cruelty to animals and two offenses for violating the Endangered Species Act.
According to Hering's office, a month-long investigation uncovered these allegations, including a search of Antle's South Carolina property in December 2019. Wilson began filing animal cruelty charges in relation to his Wild Animal Park as of November 2019.
Antle's "Tiger King" co-star Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, is currently in jail for his role in a rental murder attempt against Carole Baskin, who recently appeared on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars". “Baskin continues to face speculation about the disappearance of her ex-husband, Don Lewis, but maintains her innocence in this case.
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