Doc Antle says he's getting up to 50 death threats a day
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Horrifying fallout of Tiger King revealed

A star of Netflix hit Tiger King claims he is now sleeping with a rifle under his bed after receiving up to 50 death threats a day - because of the documentary.

Doc Antle features alongside zoo boss Joe Exotic, who has been jailed after ­trying to have animal rights ­activist Carole Baskin killed.

The professional animal trainer, who had previously helped Britney Spears with her iconic VMA snake performance, became one of the key players in the weird and wonderful world Exotic who is also known as the 'Tiger King'.

But after his appearance on the series, Doc is claiming animal rights activists have been making threats on his life because of his work.

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Doc Antle says he’s getting up to 50 death threats a day.
Doc Antle says he’s getting up to 50 death threats a day.

 

Speaking to The Mirror, Doc said: "My life is threatened every day, one to 50 times.

"People say they want to kill me, they are going to kill me, they're going to get me.

"I'm a professional cowboy. I grew up with a six-gun on my hip when I was 10 years old."

Among his arsenal is an AK-47 that he keeps under his bed.

"That's the Wild West I grew up in so I've always had some ­automatic weapons and a variety of another 50 guns in my life," he said.

Tiger King is one of Netflix's biggest documentary shows ever with millions across the world tuning in to watch the wild world of G.W. Zoo unfold on screen.

Exotic is now in prison for 22 years for the attempted murder-for-hire of animal rights activist Carole Baskin. He has been battling his conviction.

He is now seeking a presidential pardon plus $US85 million ($A135 million) in settlement money.

His husband, Dillon Passage, has been supporting him from the outside, and told Metro.co.uk Joe is weighing up broadcasting a radio show from inside jail.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission

Originally published as Horrifying fallout of Tiger King revealed



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