Former Zookeeper Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot.
Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, was convicted of trying to hire someone to kill an animal-rights activist in Florida.
An Oklahoma man who once ran a tiger petting zoo was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in a federal prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill an animal-rights activist who had criticized the zoo’s treatment of animals and for killing five tiger cubs.
The man, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, 56, was convicted last April on two counts of murder-for-hire, eight counts of violating the Lacey Act for falsifying wildlife records and nine counts of violating the Endangered Species Act, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma said in a statement.
This sorry excuse for a human being is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic.
He is sentenced for imprisonment for 22 years because of murdering tigers, plotting to murder Carole Baskin (founder of Big Cat Rescue) and for falsifying wildlife records.
Justice is done in this case. Now more justice needs to be done for another 7,000 captive tigers in the USA.