To Investigate the FWS and US Attorneys Office for Obstruction of Justice and Animal Abuse

To Investigate the FWS and US Attorneys Office for Obstruction of Justice and Animal Abuse

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I am asking you to please open an investigation into the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Attorneys Office in Oklahoma City, OK for obstruction of justice, perjury, and creating an illegal monopoly. I have the evidence involving two asst. U.S. attorneys, two FBI agents, and two federal wildlife agents, along with five witnesses, who conspired to violate the RICO ACT, using their federal positions to wrongfully convict me in order to create a monopoly in big cats (tigers and lions).

In April of 2016, former Wildlife Director Dan Ashe was also the CEO and President of the AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) when he opened up public comments to place the generic tiger on the endangered species list, allowing Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue to advertise on her website to pay people for making public comments so they could place the generic tiger on the ESA List. In May of 2016, Dan Ashe placed them on the ESA list and had an FWS (US Fish & Wildlife Service) agent start an investigation on me regarding generic tigers that were located at my zoo, which were regulated by the USDA (US Dept. of Agriculture) for over 19 years and I had a USDA-APHIS Class C Exhibitors License. Not one time did the FWS ever come to inspect, inventory, or concern themselves for any reason with the species of tigers or lions that I had at my zoo, where any that died were disposed of, or any that were born at my location. It was all left up to the USDA until they needed a reason to put me out of business by charging me with 20 counts of violating the Lacey Act and the ESA under the word "TAKE" which they are now enforcing only on private zoos, such as myself, and not on sanctuaries or AZA zoos. I am asking you to instruct the Department of Interior Secretary to decide which agency has the authority to enforce the ESA and the Animal Welfare Act. I had inspection reports for years that allowed public contact with lemurs, tigers, and lion cubs. But now, because they want to create a monopoly and allow People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to enforce the ESA under the word "TAKE" to steal our businesses and our animals by any means necessary with criminal charges or civil suits, they are saying this is a violation of the ESA with no prior warnings given that regulations have changed. My concern and problem with all of this is that, in some cases, such as: USA vs Jeffery Lowe #6:2020cv00423; USA vs Tim Stark #0:2020ag02024; USA vs Dade City Wild Things #8:2016cv02899; and USA vs Tri State Zoo #1:2018cv01549, they are only civil suits concerning ESA violations. Please explain to me why these were prosecuted as criminal acts upon me, yet only civil suits were filed against all these other cases. Why is just the Jeff Lowe case by the USDA-APHIS unlike the others where a private non-profit organization (PETA) is enforcing the same laws, instead of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, like in my case?

I am not only asking for justice in my case, but also justice for the animals in the Jeff Lowe case. He has been allowed to kill, abuse, and prevent tigers, lions, and other animals from receiving proper medical care to the point that they are all dying and starving to death (USDA complaint: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-files-complaint-against-jeffrey-lowe-and-tiger-king-llc-violations). This is not only unjust, but outrageous that the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Interior stand by and allow laws to be enforced in such a selective way, not only to violate my constitutional rights, but also to allow the animal abuse to continue when no one is held accountable. President Trump signed into law that animal abuse is now a federal crime and a federal wildlife agent does NOT need an injunction or even a warrant to go confiscate these animals and place them in protective custody.

Regarding my case and the obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit perjury, I have evidence that the Asst. U.S. Attorney Amanda Green, who prosecuted my case, had the evidence knowing that her witnesses lied to the grand jury and during my trial kept this evidence suppressed and away from my jury (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8860905/Bombshell-texts-lead-Tiger-Kings-Joe-Exotics-acquittal.html). I also have a recording of their star witness that testified against me, Allen Glover, admitting on a recorded phone call that they forced him to lie under oath, rehearsed his testimony, and got him to burn evidence (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-2273942/Video-Listen-Joe-Exotic-discussing-Alan-Glover-stealing-pizza-phone.html). All I am asking, along with the people of America, is for a fair trial without a very well-orchestrated prosecution filled with perjury and suppression of evidence; for Jeff Lowe to be held criminally accountable for over 200 pages of animal abuse documented by the USDA; and for Allen Glover, the federal agents, and Asst. U.S. attorneys to be held accountable for obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit perjury for orchestrating such a wrongful case. Is it not the job of the DOJ to seek justice? Or is it just to make convictions to add to a resume? Is it not the FWS job to enforce charges for animal abuse against all parties taking part in the abuse of endangered species, if they truly are endangered? You campaigned on fair and equal justice for those who cannot afford a proper defense and for those who have been wronged. We are asking that you act fast on these issues before the lives of more animals are lost and my life continues to slip away while just waiting for someone in the DOJ to care.

Respectfully, 

Joseph Maldonado-Passage

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