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Some Psycho Zookeeper Named Joe Exotic with a Roadside Petting Zoo Put a Hit on His Rival

A guy who goes by the name of Joe Exotic has been accused of trying to kill a woman stealing animals from his zoo.

For those that don’t Joe Exotic, which is probably everyone, he’s an openly gay man who once ran for President. He didn’t win.

Exotic ran a roadside zoo complete with a petting section for cats. “Jane Doe” tried to get his operation shut down and wanted to free the cats, who has been stolen from their mothers. Exotic caught wind of this and decided the best course of action was to kill her.

Allegedly, he paid a person $3,000 to travel from Oklahoma to South Carolina to Florida to murder “Jane Doe” for being an animal rights activist. “Jane Doe” was not named in the police report but Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin claims to be the target.

Here’s what she said in a statement:

“It is important to understand that this is not the isolated act of one crazy bad apple…A significant part of our mission has been to stop mistreatment and exploitation of big cats at roadside zoos, particularly those who rip tiger cubs from their mothers at birth to charge the public to pet and take photos with them.

[….]

“When Big Cat Rescue educated the malls about the miserable life this created for the cubs and the malls starting cancelling Schreibvogel’s traveling exhibit, Schreibvogel retaliated by renaming his traveling show ‘Big Cat Rescue Entertainment’ in order to confuse the public into thinking the show was operated by Big Cat Rescue.”

A zookeeper put Exotic in touch with a “hitman,” but it turns out the hitman was an FBI agent.

Exotic was arrested. If found guilty, he could face 10 years in prison. A small price to pay for not eliminating the competition.

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