Kibby said she didn't work closely enough with the tigers to comment on their diets, but provided upsetting details about their treatment based on the interactions she did have with them.
For one, she said, Mullen plays a pre-recorded tape at his shows that says his animals always have veterinary care and are accompanied by a vet when they travel - but Kibby said that it wasn't true based on her experience. "That's not even close to the case," Kibby said. "I never saw them treated by a vet."
Kibby said she believes the travelling vet Mullen referenced in his pre-show recording is Christy Mullen. But her company bio lists Christy as having a bachelor's in biology and several years of veterinary experience, but no veterinary degree. And Kibby said she barely saw Christy during her time working for the Mullens.
To the contrary, Kibby says, she saw the animals actively denied medical care. After the trip to Cape Cod, she noted, one of the conures got sick. "It wasn't moving, it just got really bad," she said. "The girl who was in charge, she called Robert, and he said, 'Give the birds some blankets' and stuff." The bird fortunately recovered, Kibby said, but she was shocked he wasn't given medical care.