PETA is making a strong effort to have it Doc Antle in the USDA̵7;s rankings … file a complaint and ask the department to investigate him Pumps Lilrecent visit of.
The animal rights group sent a letter to the US Department of Agriculture formally asking them to investigate the ‘Tiger King’ star for apparent violation of his Myrtle Beach Safari Animal Welfare Act.
In letter, okay TMZ … Debbie Metzler, the captive animal law enforcement deputy director, cited Lil Pump’s trip there this week and a video showing him “in direct contact with a juvenile tiger”.
She claims this is in violation of a law requiring “dangerous animals such as … tigers … or elephants to be under the direct control and supervision of an experienced and knowledgeable animal handler” .
After that is the meeting between Lil Pump and the elephant Bubbles. Metzler calls the stunt particularly dangerous because it can frighten the elephant and cause the elephant to leap and potentially injure humans. PETA wants USDA to hold Antle accountable for any and all breaches it discovers during its investigation.
As we reported … Pump and his boys went on a trip to South Carolina and had a helluva close meeting with Bubbles. The video shows Pump was picked up by an elephant. The damn rapper almost fell before he landed safely.
As you know by now … recent federal prosecutors Antle was charged with wildlife trafficking and cruelty to animals. He denied the allegations and said he was looking forward to having his name removed.