"Tiger King" star Doc Antle has once again angered the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and this time, their anger is linked to Larsa Pippen.
On Jan. 17, the socialite posted photos from Doc's zoo that show her in a pool with several tigers. Other photos show her kids playing with the animals at Myrtle Beach Safari.
PETA was not pleased. They sent a three-page letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting an investigation into the "Tiger King" star for alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act, TMZ reported, while also publishing a copy of the complaint.
"PETA has repeatedly reported Antle's dangerous stunts to the USDA… And yet, the USDA has apparently refused to take any meaningful action to prevent Antle from allowing these types of dangerous, direct contact stunts," the letter says.
PETA's biggest complaint is that Larsa and her kids had direct contact with the animals. In the letter, PETA also says the close contact put the animals at risk for COVID-19.
Doc told TMZ that Larsa took a tour of his property before shooting footage for a PSA on wild tiger conservation. Part of the tour included playing around with tiger cubs and primates. Doc added that he was compliant with USDA guidelines and recommendations.
Although the flamboyant and now-imprisoned Joe Exotic got the bevy of attention on Netflix's "Tiger King," Doc was also heavily featured in the series. Over the years, he's had a bevy of celebrity connections and was even on stage with Britney Spears during her iconic 2001 MTV VMAs performance of "I'm a Slave For You."