It’s the end of the road and the cages are closed for the ‘Tiger King’ zoo, that’s according to a Facebook post shared Tuesday.
The park announced it is closing down permanently.
In the post park owner Jeff Lowe said in part:
“The very agency that has given my facility five consecutive perfect inspections, has now folded to the pressures of PETA and continue to make false accusations against me.
Suspiciously, less than 24 hours after I contacted the USDA to voluntarily forfeit my license, they notify me that they are suspending my license for 21 days for a litany of falsehoods.”
The post goes on to say that an unfathomable source of income due to the success of the Netflix documentary will allow for the long-term care of the animals.
Lowe said the animals will “continue to have excellent care, and consequently will no longer be subject to USDA inspections or PETA spies.”
The closure goes into effect immediately.