Carole Baskin has claimed she’s received death threats since Netflix‘s Tiger King aired last month.
The animal rights activist, who was the target of big cat breeder Joe Exotic’s failed murder-for-hire plot, said she’s had numerous abusive calls from strangers who have somehow discovered her number.
“There’s almost no way to describe the intensity of the feeling of betrayal,” Howard, Baskins’ husband said. Carole, meanwhile, told the publication that she is now too scared to cycle to work alone after the death threats. She also added that she trusted the makers of the hit Netflix program because of their history working in animal protection.
Tiger King, which Netflix revealed last week to be its most-watched title for the longest period of time, has caused much discussion among viewers. Some regard the Baskins as exploiters who are no better than the abusers they’ve spent years trying to shut down. Check out Tiger King on Netflix to see for yourself.