Carole Baskin Has Access to Tigers and Other Vicious Animals
She could have disposed of his body by feeding him to the animals.
Carole Baskin is the founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit animal sanctuary near Tampa, Florida. The sanctuary houses lions, tigers, and numerous other carnivorous animals. Don's daughters from his first marriage suspect that the tigers were involved in their fathers death in some way. They think Carole may even have fed his body to the animals. “It’s a perfect scenario to dispose of someone,” his daughter Donna told People magazine in 1998. “We were upset that the cops didn’t test the DNA on the meat grinder," she added. Carole denies this possibility entirely. In that same People Magazine article, she said: "My tigers eat meat; they don’t eat people...There would be bones and remains of my husband out there. I’m amazed that people would even think such a thing." In an article published in Big Cat Rescue after "Tiger King" debuted, Baskin fervently denied this claim again. She dismissed it as media bait. "This is the most ludicrous of all the lies," she wrote. "As Gladys and the daughters did everything they could to make life difficult for me after Don disappeared, they spread this rumor that they thought I had ground Don up and fed him to the cats. And the media loved it." Tigers generally don't show a preference for human flesh. Out of desperation or accessibility, however, they will eat it. One tiger in the Himalayas killed and ate 400 people in the early 20th century.
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If you operate an animal sanctuary then you must have access to the animals