IndyBar slates ‘Tiger King’-inspired exotic pet ownership law webinar

As people across the country hunkered down at home during the coronavirus pandemic, a Netflix documentary series featuring big cats and big personalities became a television sensation and now is the subject of a legal education webinar.

“Tiger King,” although popular among viewers, simultaneously exposed many issues surrounding exotic pet ownership laws, possession and enforcement, according to a webinar announcement from Indianapolis Bar association.

The IndyBar will be hosting the webinar, “Tiger King Train Wreck: Lessons on Pet Ownership Laws for Cool Cats and Kittens” to discuss the criminal and civil implications of permitting, possession and violations along with first-hand experiences.

Although “Tiger King” mainstay Joe Exotic will not be participating in the panel, representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will. The representatives have two pending cases against Indiana’s Tim Stark, owner of the embattled Charlestown roadside zoo Wildlife in Need and Wildlife in Deed, Inc. Stark gained exposure on “Tiger King.”

Additionally, the panel will discuss current laws and where they might go in the future.

The live webinar will be hosted via Zoom, from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday. The webinar is $45 for IndyBar members, $10 for student members, $15 for no CLE credit and $90 for nonmembers.

Those interested in participating can register here. The program is been approved by the Indiana Commission For Continuing Legal Education for 1 general credit.

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