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Statement on Sentencing of ‘Joe Exotic’

Earlier today, Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka "Joe Exotic")—formerly, the operator of the notorious Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park and the primary Earlier today, Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka "Joe Exotic")—formerly, the operator of the notorious Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park and the primary supplier of big-cat cubs for the cub-petting industry—was sentenced to 22 years in prison on two counts of murder for hire and 17 counts of wildlife-related federal crimes, including killing five endangered tigers and trafficking in endangered animals.

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Rescued big cats arrive at secret sanctuary

Over the course of the 18-month "Operation Liberty" rescue mission, 21 tigers and lions were saved from circuses in Guatemala. Now 17 of those big cats will be arriving to a secret sanctuary in South Africa. CNN’s David McKenzie reports from Free State, South Africa.

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The rest of the circus tigers from Guatemala are now at ADI’s sanctuary in South Africa. 

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