PETA’s seeking to put Doc Antle within the USDA’s crosshairs as a result of Larsa Pippen posted pics with a few of his unique animals … however Doc says PETA’s obtained it twisted.
The animal rights org fired off a letter to the U.S. Division of Agriculture requesting an investigation into the ‘Tiger King’ star for alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act … stemming from Larsa’s current go to to his Myrtle Seaside Safari.
Within the letter, obtained TMZ … Debbie Metzler, PETA’s Affiliate Director of Captive Animal Regulation Enforcement, cites Larsa’s go to there this week and her images with grownup and juvenile tigers displaying direct public contact.
She claims the USDA warned Antle 15 years in the past his strategies of photographing the general public with giant grownup cats was a violation of the regulation … and she or he wonders why the “USDA has apparently refused to take any significant motion to stop Antle from permitting a lot of these harmful, direct contact stunts.”
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PETA’s additionally anxious Larsa and her youngsters’s shut contact with the tigers and an toddler chimpanzee put the animals susceptible to contracting COVID-19, claiming the encounters are one other violation of the regulation.
However, Doc says PETA’s obtained the flawed concept about Larsa’s go to … he claims Larsa took a tour, which included goofing round with tiger cubs and primates, earlier than taking pictures footage for a PSA on wild tiger conservation.
Doc tells us it was a closed set with bigger adolescent tigers in a pool, with strict protocols in place which are compliant with USDA pointers and proposals.