The complaint against the Netflix公司 couple is over the animals’ 关心.
在周三的听证会上，法官发现这对夫妇蔑视违反先前关于大型猫科动物的命令, attorney Daniel Card said the Lowes “want out completely.”
Lowe took over the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park from founder Joe Exotic in 2016. He and his wife displayed big cats there until shutting down the park in August. They then moved to a new facility in Thackerville, Okla.
The civil complaint, filed in November, accused the Lowes of recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. 我们. District Judge John F. Heil III in January issued an order that, 除其他事项外, required the couple to prevent breeding; to relinquish all of their lion and tiger cubs to the federal government; and not to exhibit any of their big cats.
The judge in March found that the Lowes had violated his order, and on Wednesday fined them $ 1,000 per day until they get in compliance, 根据 The Oklahoman.
“They don’t want to fight this anymore. They don’t want to do it,” Card told Heil. “They want to give the tigers to a … sanctuary of their choice and be done with it.”
Lowe was one of the central characters in the Netflix series that became a pop culture phenomenon last year. The series focused on 乔异国情调, a pseudonym for Joseph Maldonado-Passage. He is serving 22 years in federal prison for violating federal wildlife laws and for his role in a failed murder-for-hire plot targeting his chief rival, Carole Baskin, who runs a rescue sanctuary for big cats in Florida.