Jeff Lowe denies snitching on Joe Exotic while at the same time admitting that he cooperated fully with the FBI. We have news for Lowe, when law enforcement asks someone for information about their associates, they agree to cooperate fully, and provide them with incriminating information, that person is a rat. Merriam-Webster defines the word "rat" in this context as a verb meaning "to betray, desert, or inform on one's associates usually used with on" (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rat). In this case the FBI approached Jeff Lowe, Lowe betrayed Joe Exotic by becoming an informant, and ratted on him.
Jeff Lowe claims that he is not a snitch and cites several excuses commonly used by snitches to justify ratting on people. None of those excuses change the fact that he is a rat. They just explain his motives for ratting. In the video below, Jeff Lowe said:
"Lauren and I ... were not about to take the fall for Joe's crimes ... When the feds started investigating Joe and we were tipped off by the confidential informant that, do not go back to the park Joe's under investigation, we realized that we had no choice. We had to tell them what we knew, we handed over our cell phones, our bank accounts, whatever they asked for we gave them and cooperated fully." - Jeff Lowe
The problem with Lowe's excuse is that nobody goes to jail for someone else's crimes. To lawfully lock someone up, the government needs probable cause that they themselves committed a crime. When people "turn fed" as it's called, they almost always do it to get away with their own crimes or at least avoid consequences for those crimes. When people say they cooperated because they did not want to go to jail for someone else's crimes, they're saying that they themselves would not have been caught if it were not for the other person attracting attention. Then they blame the government's primary target for their snitching as if they had no other choice. None of that changes the fact that he decided to "inform on" someone in a way that fits the textbook definition of a rat.
Lowe has since stated publicly that he had nothing to do with Joe Exotic's alleged plot to kill Carole Baskin, but at the same time (as the video below shows) he repeatedly incriminated Joe by saying that he offered money to anyone he thought might kill Carole Baskin. Eventually Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was arrested by the FBI on attempted murder for hire charges, the case was taken to trial, he was found guilty, and is now serving a 22 year sentence in federal prison. According to Oxygen (see source link above article):
"As was documented in the series, Exotic eventually lost control of the zoo to his business partner Jeff Lowe, who later provided evidence against Exotic to federal authorities. This helped to lead to Exotic's conviction earlier this year." - Oxygen
The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park remains the subject lengthy legal battles to this day. Somehow Lowe basically inherited the park from Joe Exotic, but Carole Baskin says the park is owed to her due to a $1,000,000 judgement against Joe Exotic. The lawsuit should be interesting because it looks like Baskin is making an argument that debt can be inherited, which should rightfully terrify anyone whose friends and family have debts.
The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park can be found at the above listed address. We do not recommend going there for any reason. It seems like the poor animals there are stuck with two possible futures:
1) Staying at Wynnewook: In this scenario, the tigers will be caged and abuse for the rest of their lives. Those lives will be far shorter than the average lifespan of tigers in the wild. They are essentially prisoners that have committed no crime.
2) Going to Carole Baskin: In this scenario, Carole Baskin "rescues" the tigers from Wynnewood and finds an excuse to put them down "humanely."
Both of those options guarantee those tigers a horrible future. If they really cared about those tigers they would find a way to free them or at least give them a home where they can live comfortably like they would in their natural habitat.