USDA Investigating Doc Antle's Myrtle Beach Safari over Chris Brown's Daughter Visits?
According to TMZ and the Instagrams of Chris Brown, his daughter Royalty, and the page for the Myrtle Beach Safari, this past week the daughter of the rapper was documented swimming with tigers and diving into the water from an elephant's head.
After seeing this, PETA sent a letter to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), demanding an investigation of the 'Myrtle Beach Safari' owner, Doc Antle, stating he's violating the Animal Welfare Act by allowing the child to swim with their elephant, Bubbles. The animal rights organization claimed in the letter that their is a regulation requiring them to keep certain animals "a safe and reasonable distance from people with proper Barries to ensure the safety of the animals and the visitors." and the elephant should be included in this regulation.
If the name Doc Antle seems familiar to you, you may have seen the hit Netflix docuseries, "Tiger King" in the spring of 2020. Antle was highlighted in the series for accusations of animal endangerment, inbreeding and illegal trafficking of big cats, and polyamory,
Doc Antle spoke with a representative at TMZ, telling them that a similar inquiry took place when the rapper Lil Pump also visited. "Not a thing came of that elephant complaint after USDA investigated it. Just a huge waste of time and resourc