In her first interview since 'Tiger King' was released Carole Baskin says that her life has been severely affected and she's scared to leave her home due to the amount of death threats she's gotten after strangers managed to get her phone number.
The animal activist, 58, and her husband, Howard Baskin, spoke to the Tampa Bay Times in her first interview since Tiger King was released by Netflix on March 20 and claims that she thought that the documentary was going to be about her work to expose animal abuse in the captive tiger trade.
“I just feel so angry that people have totally missed the point. And the point is these cubs are being abused and exploited and the public is enabling that. I’ve had to turn my phone off. I can’t tell the real ones from the fake ones because they’re always out of state numbers anyway."
Carole said she’s worried that the calls she is now getting about animals needing help could be traps to lure her into dangerous situations instead of real emergencies. She also denies having anything to do with her husband's disappearance or possible death.
The series focuses on former zoo owner Joe Exotic, who is currently serving 22 years in prison for 17 counts of animal abuse and two charges of murder for hire after paying someone to kill Carole, his nemesis.
Netflix debuted a new episode of Tiger King, a reunion special, on Sunday, April 12.