MULTIPLE CRIMINAL COUNTS FILED AGAINST STUDIO CITY MAN FOR ALLEGEDLY MISTREATING ENDANGERED TIGER

Updated: Mar 3


Youtube screen shot of Logan Paul holding his dog next to a tiger cub being held by someone else.

LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has filed multiple criminal counts against a Studio City man for alleged illegal possession and mistreatment of a baby tiger cub at his home. The animal was identified after appearing on social media posts and a YouTube video with vlogger Logan Paul.

"Tigers and other exotic animals are not pets," said Feuer. "Keeping these potentially dangerous animals in a residential setting poses a serious safety risk for residents and animals alike. My office will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to ensure these treasured creatures are safe and those who illegally keep them are held accountable."

"California has some of the strongest restricted species laws in the country. They’re designed to protect exotic animals from neglect and improper care and serve to protect the public from these animals, many of which can be dangerous," said David Bess, Deputy Director and Chief of the Law Enforcement Division of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW). "Our Wildlife Trafficking Team, working with the City Attorney’s office, are sending a message that exotic species like tigers don’t belong as pets in people