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Carole Baskin awarded the zoo once owned by ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic

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A judge ruled in favor of Baskin's Big Cat Rescue Corporation Monday in a lawsuit against the Greater Wynnewood Development Group, LLC. The latter company once was owned by Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage.The order gives Baskin control of about 16 acres of land in Garvin County, Oklahoma, that is home to an animal park with an array of big cats.GWDC must "vacate the Zoo Land premises within 120 days of service of this Order …Vacation of premises shall also require removal of all zoo animals from the Zoo Land," the court order said. The judgment also awarded several cabins and vehicles to Baskin, according to court records.Baskin, who owns an animal sanctuary in Florida, had for years been a vocal critic of Maldonado-Passage's animal park, a feud that escalated into a court battle.Maldonado-Passage argued that Baskin was trying to destroy his business with an online smear campaign in videos she posted to her YouTube page and social media channels. Meanwhile, Baskin argued that Exotic was abusing his animals and crusaded against his use of tigers for profit.He was convicted last year in a murder for hire plot against Baskin and is serving a 22 year sentence for the hit attempt and other crimes that include animal abuse.What happened to the big cats of 'Tiger King'?Court documents allege he tried to pay a hit man $3,000 to kill Baskin and also that he shot and killed five tigers, sold baby lemurs and falsified paperwork to say they were donated.In 2011, Baskin won a trademark infringement lawsuit against agRead More – Source

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