The Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed a lower court ruling that Tim Stark is personally liable for funds and assets he misappropriated from his former roadside zoo, Wildlife in Need which was organized as a not for profit organization. The entity was shut down after federal and state courts and agencies found multiple legal violations in connection with Stark’s widespread animal abuse and misappropriation of non-profit donations for personal use. Stark, who made an appearance in the Netflix reality show, Tiger King, was banned from ever owning or exhibiting animals in 2021 and his non-profit was dissolved.
Roadside Zoo Owner Is Personally Liable for Funds He Misappropriated from Now-Dissolved Non-Profit
Excerpt from Animal Law Digest: US Edition: Issue 179