Update April 2020: Tiger King? Tiger Twit!!!
Update below - September 2019: "Joe Exotic" Becomes JAILHOUSE JOE!!!
Update December 2018: Joe Schreibvogel Maldonado-Passage, aka “Joe Exotic,” was arrested after being indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on two counts of “murder for hire” for seeking to hire someone to murder an animal activist. Read the full story here.
Read the full indictment here.
Joe Schreibvogel, who prefers to be called "Joe Exotic" will do anything for attention, so you'd think he would love cameras.
FYI - Schreibvogel has now supposedly changed his name to Joseph Maldonado, although that may well just be a way to further confuse people when he chooses.
Schreibvogel does love cameras - unless they are pointed at the animals he holds in captivity for money.
Why does the Mississippi Valley Fair, in Davenport, Iowa, put up with this guy? The answer is because the fair is a major meeting place for people who use/abuse animals.
Documents regarding Schreibvogel's animal cruelty: