Following the death of Roy Horn, who was one half of the legendary Las Vegas duo Siegfried and Roy, it seems Netflix might be working up a fresh episode of its hit series "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness."
While Netflix continues to try to cash in on the wild success of Tiger King, the show has come under criticism from some of the people involved.
Director Eric Goode address the direction of the show with Vanity Fair. “I went into this to explore a different side of the animal world in terms of wild animals in captivity,” he said. “After spending years with these subjects the project moved in a different direction. Netflix is very adept at making binge-worthy television and with these larger-than-life subjects that was pretty easy to do. However, my goal is and has always been the same, which is to raise awareness and help save the species.”
Myrtle Beach Safari owner Doc Antle has been extremely critical of the show.
"We are very disappointed that our facility was mentioned in the new Netflix series. We can only assume it is because Doc Antle has been such a high profile wildlife personality for so many decades that his association would create more buzz," he wrote in an Instagram post.
He added: "It is important to understand that this series is not a documentary; it’s sensationalized entertainment with paid participants. Tiger King is the bizarre story of Joe and Carole and their feud.
"These characters are not representative of experts in the wildlife sector or world class facilities like ours here in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach Safari has been recognized by the state of South Carolina as one of the pre-eminent wildlife facilities in the United States. We’ve also received international accolades for the critical role we provide with our qualified, captive breeding programs and our global conservation efforts of threatened and endangered species."
Antle also lays out the guidelines his facility follows to make sure they are doing everything above-board:
"Myrtle Beach Safari adheres to all USDA guidelines, and our animals are treated with the utmost care. We have never had a USDA violation and work collaboratively with various state and federal wildlife agencies to ensure our animals receive the very best life each and every day.
"All cubs are cared for cradle to grave the wild accusation that we would ever euthanize a cub is manufactured sensationalism. It’s a complete fabrication that A tiger looses [sic] its value at a certain age they all have a place. It’s Also illegal, immoral, and unjust."