In one incident, Kibby says, Mullen was supposed to perform at a Cape Cod, Massachusetts, fair with his big cats but the transport vehicle broke down. Mullen didn't want to miss out on the fee, according to Kibby, so he decided to cart the tiger up however he could - which turned out to be in the back of a pickup truck.
Kibby said that Mullen ramped the tiger's crate into the back of his truck and covered the sides of her cage with plywood boards so no one could see her. The cat was left in the crate for the 24-plus hour drive from Orlando, Florida, to Cape Cod, with no opportunity for exercise, according to Kibby.
"Obviously it's super illegal to transport an animal like that," she said. "They just kept her in her cage."
Kibby, who was just 21 at the time, said that she knew that the animals were being mistreated, but she didn't know what to do about it. "At that point I should have turned around and reported it," she said. "But this guy is awful. He's so manipulative."
It wasn't just the big cats who were at risk. One day, Kibby said, Mullen left the premises for a few hours, leaving a host of animals including two macaws, a lemur, a capuchin monkey and an anteater outside in the heat. "It was over 100 degrees out, and they had no water," she explained.