Netflix’s Tiger King bosses say ‘a lot’ of Joe Exotic’s big cats ‘will starve or be put down’ as zoo industry declines – The Sun

NETFLIX's Tiger King producers have claimed that most of the big cats owned by Joe Exotic "will starve or be put down."

The program has been gripping Netflix subscription holders with one of their most surreal true crime documentaries yet.

Netflix has become the platform for elite true crime documentaries and Tiger King is no different, keeping viewers hooked all over the world since its release last week, as it tells the unbelievable story of zookeeper rivalries, exotic animal trade, blackmail and betrayal.

Viewers all over the world are still keeping up with the strange tale of eccentric zookeeper Joe Exotic.

Joe has been sentenced to 22 years in jail over attempts to solicit the murder of rival zoo owner Carole Baskin, and American filmmaker Eric Goode on what could happen to the animals Joe has left behind.

Eric Goode said: “Some of these operations make a lot of money, some don't and there's everything in between so it all depends."

“In Joe's case, he really struggled to feed 225 tigers. And I can only think of what's happening right now at Joe's old zoo under the management of Jeff Lowe.”

Not only has COVID-19 damaged businesses and organisations all across the world, but it may well have Tiger King’s exposé on Joe’s zoo tarnishing its reputation for future clients.

Eric explained: "Some will be placed but I would suspect a lot of them will die from starvation, and probably be put down.”

He added: “This is probably true for a lot of operations around the country right now that keep exotic animals, and even big zoos are struggling right now to keep their animals.”

The makers of Tiger King have denied they "coerced" one of the Netflix documentary's main subjects into taking part.

Joe Exotic, a tiger trader who is embroiled in an epic feud with Carole Baskin, who owns the Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary in Florida.

In a blog post, the blonde claimed the series “lies” to attract viewers and that the interviewees are "not credible".

She went on to say that it has a segment "devoted to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who are not credible, that I had a role in the disappearance of my husband Don 21 years ago".

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