WEBINAR | The Tragedy Behind ‘Tiger King’

Event Description

This online program includes the annual Animal Law Section elections for 2020-2021; Elections will begin at 11:50 AM with the CLE presentation to follow immediately by 12 Noon to 1:15 PM.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all bar association programming is currently REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance.  Thank you.


The ‘Tiger King’ Netflix series features several roadside zoos that house big cats and other wild animals in substandard conditions. While the series sensationalized the personalities of the zoos’ owners (one of whom is in prison for killing five tigers and committing other crimes), this webinar will spotlight what ‘Tiger King’ didn’t reveal- the tragedy facing captive big cats in the United States. National and local experts will provide a glimpse behind the scenes- into cub petting, private ownership, federal and state laws, pending legislation, and stories of real-life rescues. There will be time for Q&A.   


Debbie Leahy, Senior Strategist, Captive Wildlife | Humane Society of the United States
Tammy Thies, Founder and Executive Director | The Wildcat Sanctuary
Lisa Wathne, Senior Strategist, Captive Wildlife  | Humane Society of the United States


Christine Coughlin, Minnesota State Director | Humane Society of the United States

CLE Credits:

1.25 Standard CLE Credits | Event code: 309595


Animal Law Section Members:  $0
Humane Society Affiliation (Online Code is "HumSocietyAL"):  $0
MSBA Members Not in Animal Law Section: $10.00
Non-MSBA/Humane Society Affiliation:  $20.00
Law Students: Free

Remote Participation: 

Webcast attendance ONLY.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.

Online Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020  

Join the MSBA Animal Law Section: MSBA members who are not members of the Animal Law Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Geen Mui to register for this meeting at no charge.

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Questions? Contact Geen Mui | 612-278-6346 

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Geen Mui via phone or email: gmui@mnbars.org.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

11:50 AM to 1:15 PM