Animal rights organisation PETA has reportedly called the authorities on Chris Brown after his daughter Royalty shared photos of herself spending time with animals at Tiger King subject Doc Antle’s Myrtle Beach Safari.
TMZ reports the organisation has called the trip reckless and illegal, adding that Royalty jumping off an elephant’s head into the water was a dangerous thing to allow her child to participate in. They sent a letter on Tuesday to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, requesting that it open a probe into Doc’s South Carolina operation, adding that it was in breach of the Animal Welfare Act.
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Royalty’s handler, her mom Nia Guzman, had shared the photos of the safari visit, where she also swam with a couple tiger cubs. “Living the dream! #SaveTheTigersSaveTheWorld,” the caption on Royalty’s page read. “We love what you are doing @docantle thank you for these memories!”
Reacting to the petition, Doc Antle told TMZ that PETA tried the same thing when Lil Pump visited the safari.
“Just a huge waste of time and resources for the federal veterinarians who have to check out these erroneous allegations. We are in no ways in violation of the animal welfare act. We have continuously perfect inspections. We are well aware of the USDA protocols to conduct this type of filming.
Rest assured that we are in full compliance with all federal and state regulations. USDA is our partner in animal welfare and we share a passion and commitment to providing the highest possible care for our animal ambassadors at the preserve.”
A USDA representative told the outlet that they are “looking into” PETA’s allegations.