The American Tiger
“Privately owned pampered American tigers are fatter, live longer and have never had to hunt for their dinner. Many Scientists believe these tigers serve no purpose and call them ‘junk tigers.’ Others believe their unique genetic makeup could help save wild populations. But no one really knows if these captive bred tigers can be taught to hunt and be re-introduced into the wild. And many of these tigers are a mixture of different subspecies, which scientists claim makes them ineligible for re-introduction.”
Montreal-based Peripheria Productions presents a startling and very up-close and personal look at the debate over The American Tiger, in this most informative documentary – airing on CBC-TV’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, Thursday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes.html
Part of the debate involves the issues and effectiveness of the federal, state and local laws related to the private ownership of tigers. Watch closely for interview segments with Lisa Ann Tekancic, president of WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society, as she explains the legal complexities of the controversy.
The American Tiger on CBC-TV’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, Thursday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes.html