Categories: crime

Joe Exotic found guilty of plotting to murder Carole Baskin the founder of Big Cat Rescue

This is a further and final follow-up post in the saga of Joe Exotic’s trial for a federal murder-four-hire plot to kill Carole Baskin, the Big Cat Rescue founder, last year. His real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage.

Joe Exotic

The online news media (and me!) can happily report that he has been found guilty as charged, namely to pay someone to kill Carole Baskin in Florida because she had criticised his treatment of animals.

Joe Exotic was incensed with Carole Baskin’s criticism which, incidentally, was justified. A significant part of the evidence against him came from an FBI agent who posed as an undercover hitman. Joe Exotic wanted a hitman to kill Carole Baskin.

The evidence against him also included a dozen videos on Facebook posts of him threatening to kill the Big Cat Rescue founder.

“You want to know why Carole Baskin better never, ever, ever see me face-to-face ever, ever, ever again?”

These are the words of Joe Exotic in a video clip before he shoots a blowup ‘Carole’ doll in the head with a revolver. He made it clear in the video that he was sick and tired of the woman.

Baskin told jurors at the trial that the threats against her forced her to obtain a permit to carry a concealed revolver at all times to protect herself. She felt that her life was in constant danger.

“I believe that he blames me for everything that’s gone wrong in his life.”

Baskin had been using her best efforts to stop Joe Exotic from owning tiger cubs and using (abusing) them in a show that he ran. Mr Exotic was also found guilty at the same trial of killing tigers and selling cubs.

PETA are understandably delighted and praised the convictions in a statement saying that he was a “notorious animal abuser and a primary supplier of big cat cubs for the cub-petting industry”. They said that they had succeeded in the past in removing from Mr Exotic’s private zoo many animals: 39 tigers, three bears, two baboons and two chimpanzees.

Exotic is a terrible man, a terrible animal abuser and is expected to be sentenced to a long prison term.

CLICK FOR SOME RELATED AND ASSOCIATED STORIES

[weaver_breadcrumbs class=’alt-class’ style=’inline-style’]


[weaver_show_posts cats=”” tags=”carole-baskin” author=”” author_id=”” single_post=”” post_type=” orderby=”date” sort=”ASC” number=”2″ show=”full” hide_title=”” hide_top_info=”” hide_bottom_info=”” show_featured_image=”” hide_featured_image=”” show_avatar=”” show_bio=”” excerpt_length=”” style=”” class=”” header=”” header_style=”” header_class=”” more_msg=”” left=0 right=0 clear=0]

Please comment here using either Facebook or WordPress (when available).
Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

View Comments

Recent Posts

Japanese shopowner replaces ceiling tiles with transparent ones for their cats

This is a cool solution for a cat guardian and shopowner who wants to allow…

4 hours ago

600 rescue cats and dogs in a Hercules C-130 plane in historic flight

The charities involved have shipped 600 rescue cats and dogs from Hawaiian animal shelters in…

5 hours ago

Spot the witches hat in this bank of feline faces at night

A Halloween puzzle to kill a few minutes. This is what a witches hat looks…

6 hours ago

Domestic cat’s highly-acidic digestive system

The domestic cat's digestive organs quite closely resemble those of humans. Working backwards they are…

18 hours ago

It’s National Cat Day in the US so what can I do about it?

National Cat Day was started to highlight cats at cat rescue shelters and to celebrate…

22 hours ago

Chicago cat shelter sells groups of feral cats for up to $600 to combat city’s rat problem

The CNN video tells us that Chicago has the worst rat problem in America. A…

1 day ago