Carole and Howard Baskin have been involved in a number of productions, all focused on saving big cats both from abuse and neglect with the bigger picture of saving them in the wild.
Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight
The 2 episode show premiered November 13, 2021 on Discovery +.
It features their work going after the bad guys including “undercover” investigations with a former homicide detective. They investigate the treatment of big cats, exposing animal trafficking, and animal abuse.
You can watch Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight by using the 7 day free trial of Discovery +.
Joe vs. Carole
Joe vs. Carole premiered March 3, 2022 on Peacock starring Kate McKinnon, Kyle MacLachlan and James Cameron Mitchell playing Carole, Howard and Joe Exotic.
This is an 8 episode series that represents the work Big Cat Rescue does to bring the bad guys to justice and save big cats from abuse and cub petting.
If you are not a subscriber, spring for the $10/mo no commercial version. If you are a Spectrum customer, you get Premium free, so it is only $5/mo to add the + version that has no commercials.
Shooting Joe Exotic
This 90 min documentary was originally released April 5, 2021 on BBC and is now streaming on Peacock.
Louis Theroux from BBC filmed Joe Exotic in 2011 and had a lot of unseen footage. Carole and Howard filmed with him at Big Cat Rescue and at the GW Zoo in Oklahoma when they owned the property for this documentary.
The CONservation Game
This documentary premiered in August 2021 and is the winner of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Social Justice Award written by Michael Webber who also directed “The Elephant in the Living Room” in 2010.
This award winning documentary exposes the dark side of TV celebrity CONservationists and their secret connection to the exotic big cat trade.
This powerful film follows “celebrity conservationists” aka faux conservationists Jack Hanna, Dave Salmoni, Boone Smith and Jared Miller who bring tiger cubs onto television talk shows. They lie on TV about where the cubs come from and where they end up. This film tracks them down and catches them on film admitting their lies.
Since it’s release, many have come to realize what they have been told and seen on TV has been a lie. More and more people are learning the truth and demanding big cats no longer be bred for life in a cage and used by those seeking to exploit them.
This 2 hour documentary is available on Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play and Vudu.
Make The Call of the Wild
The ultimate goal is to see all big cats living free in the wild.