Doc Antle letting Chris Brown‘s young daughter take a joy ride on an elephant’s giant noggin wasn’t just dangerous and irresponsible, but illegal too … at least according to PETA.
The animal rights org fired off a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, calling on it to investigate the ‘Tiger King’ star’s operation of his Myrtle Beach safari … alleging he’s violating a number of regulations … spotlighting the most recent incident with Chris’ kid.
According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, PETA claims Doc has violated the Animal Welfare Act by allowing 7-year-old Royalty to swim with Bubbles, one of the elephants. The org claims it was super dangerous for the girl to dive off the animal’s giant head.
PETA cites a reg requiring certain animals to be kept at a safe and reasonable distance from people with proper barriers to ensure the safety of visitors.
By letting Royalty jump around — not to mention get lifted up by Bubbles’ powerful trunk — PETA says it’s obvious Doc’s screwing up … and they insist it’s just the latest alleged violation at the property.
They’re asking for a full probe … calling on the USDA to hold him and his cohorts accountable for what PETA deems dangerous and irresponsible behavior.