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Animal rights attorney testifies for 'Joe Exotic' defense


March 31, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal was the first defense witness for a former Oklahoma zookeeper and gubernatorial candidate accused of trying to arrange the killing of a critic who ran an animal sanctuary in Florida.

PETA attorney Brittany Peet testified Friday in the murder-for-hire trial of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who is also known as "Joe Exotic."

Peet said Maldonado-Passage told her he wanted out of the industry and to become a bartender in Central America as the defense seeks to show he was never serious a...

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