I’m sure we can second-guess the cops on this one, but the guy who put those animals in the care of the law was clearly an asshole, and I hate to think what those animals endured during their lives.
Update: This is awful:
“There will soon be a knock on your door,” Hanna said. “I intend to do whatever it takes to pass legislation that will put teeth into keeping people from just buying an exotic animal to just have it. There are only 1,400 Bengal tigers in the wild today and this man had 18 of them. We’re going to make sure there are strict regulations, permits will be required and conditions will be observed.”