Jeff tells TMZ … the authorities executed a search and seizure warrant Thursday morning at his Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma and started taking animals away, which he believes is a violation of his constitutional rights.
He says the feds are refusing to inform him precisely what is going on on, however in line with the warrant … they’re taking animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. We’re instructed the warrant was issued by a federal choose this week within the Jap District of Oklahoma.
Jeff despatched us video from the scene, the place he says the feds are hauling away considered one of his liligers … an animal he claims is NOT protected below the Endangered Species Act. BTW, a liliger is the offspring of a male lion and a feminine liger … a lion and a tiger.
Jeff’s spouse Lauren is heard saying the feds are taking the entire zoo’s hybrid animals, and he or she’s involved they’re all going to be spayed or neutered.
Jeff tells us, “For this reason Lauren and I are shifting abroad to take over an animal refuge there. ‘Tiger King’ made the USDA look so incompetent that they’ve a vendetta towards everybody that was featured on the present.”
We broke the story in January that the feds had been coming after Lowe’s large cats at his park, allegedly over an unauthorized euthanasia of a tiger cub. In accordance with authorized docs on the time … the authorities made it clear they needed to grab all of Jeff’s large cats that had been a yr outdated or youthful, plus their moms.
We reached out to regulation enforcement concerning the new warrant … ready to listen to again.