Pahrump man wins appeal; Nye County Commission grants permit to keep 10 tigers

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Karl Mitchell, a Pahrump exotic animal owner who fought to keep his tigers, won his appeal with the Nye County Commission Friday.

Nye County Commission voted 3-1 to overturn a previous judge’s ruling and grant Karl Mitchell’s appeal by reversing the denial of a Special Conditions Animal Permit. 

Watch what happened in the meeting below.

The exotic animal owner has been tied up in a legal battle over keeping his tigers for years.

The I-Team has reported about Mitchell exotic animal battles for more than a decade, including when he was openly defiant of the U.S. Department of Agriculture by showing off his tigers, despite a federal court order that said Mitchell was violating federal law.

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Mitchell is now allowed to keep 10 exotic cats at his ranch in Pahrump legally, but special conditions were attached to Mitchell being able to have his tigers back.  

Read more about that here.

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