Just days after the release of the Netflix sequel Tiger King 2, news has broken that the series’ star, former zookeeper Joe Exotic, is being transferred to a special prison facility for further treatment of his aggressive prostate cancer. TMZ reports that Joe was transferred from FMC Fort Worth to FMC Butner in North Carolina.

Joe Exotic has said he would refuse cancer treatment and was ready to die. It appears the federal prison system is not leaving him any choice in the matter. Joe is serving time for a murder-for-hire scheme in which he was convicted of offering a man money to kill rival tiger nut Carole Baskin.

Joe Exotic has been desperately trying to get out of prison since he first arrived there. While behind bars, he’s also remained an entrepreneur. He’s got a cannabis line, Joe Exotic underwear, and more available.

The Tiger King has begged for his release, demanding that he is an innocent man. The new season of the Netflix show examines alternative theories that may implicate others in the big cat industry in the plot. The explosive details have shocked fans and renewed interest in the case.


Carole Baskin is the proprietor of Big Cat Rescue. Her husband, Don Lewis, has been missing and presumed dead since 2002. After the release of the documentary, a movement began to find out what happened to Lewis. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says he’s still alive.

Whether you love him or hate him, Joe Exotic is going through a difficult time right now. His battle with cancer is getting very serious now. Hopefully he’s getting the treatment he needs.

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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