Carole Baskin of the Big Cat Rescue, an animal shelter in Florida, have announced she is accepting cryptocurrency donations to support her efforts of ensuring that big cats are not kept in captivity.
According to the shelter’s website, donors can do so by donating Bitcoin. Other media outlets claim the rescue center accepts other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash, but we couldn’t verify this.
The rescue center’s mission is to provide home for Bengali tigers, leopards, and lions that live under their care, end abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild.
The sanctuary’s proprietor Carole Baskin is an actress starring in a hot new Netflix docuseries, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Following the publicity that Big Cat Rescue received from the series, the organization is now trying to put that to good use and raise crypto funds. They are accepting crypto donations through BitPay.
However, the docuseries show Carole Baskin in a negative light. The viewers learn that she is involved in murder and fraud — feeding her husband to the tigers to inherit all of her missing husband’s assets. Because of this some crypto users will shun away from the project. Others, she hopes, will support the donation round. She subsequently came out in a 3,000-word post to deny the allegations stating that facts about her were distorted. Carole is encouraging her supporters to come out in numbers and donate to save the exotic cats.
Carole’s antagonist in the series, Joe Exotic, the former GW Zoo owner, was also seeking cryptocurrency donations to support a similar cause. But eventually, Exotic was arrested and charged with an alleged murder-for-hire plot against Baskin and was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Therefore, Joe Exotic aka Tiger King, is not funding his project due to his incarceration. Carole Baskin is still collecting donations even though she has an estimated inheritance of $30-50 million.
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