OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Supporters of the self-proclaimed “Tiger King,” Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic, are planning a rally for Saturday in pursuit of his freedom.
Maldonado-Passage’s supporters created an “Innocent King” logo to promote the planned public protest in front of the Oklahoma County Court House from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday.
Guest speakers will participate in the demonstration.
Maldonado-Passage, 58, was recently transferred to a federal medical unit in North Carolina after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
He’s serving a 22-year prison sentence for a murder-for-hire conviction – having attempted to hire two different men to kill his rival, animal rights activist Carole Baskin – as well as federal wildlife charges related to killing and selling tigers. He and his supporters lobbied President Donald Trump and Trump’s staff to pardon him.
Maldonado-Passage recently told the New York Post that Trump was “a fool” not to pardon him.