Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 7

Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 7

RE-BROADCAST on ANIMAL PLANET tonight

Now more pertinent than ever after the tragic events in Zanesville, Ohio last month where an owner/breeder released 48 captive bred exotic animals including tigers, lions, leopards, bears, wolves and monkeys before taking his own life –giving the animals only a few hours of terrifying freedom before being shot to death.  Please spread the word about this important film.

“A great documentary on the stupidity of keeping wild animals as pets” – Bill Maher

a feature documentary directed by Camilla Calamandrei
edited by Bernadine Colish

cut down version RE-BROADCAST on
ANIMAL PLANET tonight
Monday, Nov 7 at 7pm and 2am   EDT

watch the 43min cut down then see the FULL STORY
download to rent on itunes for only $2.99

download to own on itunes for $9.99 special Bill Maher Loves Us SALE  now only $15.95
“Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged

— no matter what they are.”  — MSN

“Beautifully made.. seamless narrative that

challenges thinking adults.” – The Huffington Post

“Jaw-dropping” – Orlando Sentinel

THE TIGER NEXT DOOR tells the story of one man named Dennis Hill who has been breeding and selling tigers from his home in Flat Rock, Indiana for 15 years.  When the film begins Hill has 24 tigers, 3 bears, 6

Dennis and white tiger cub

leopards, and a cougar living in his backyard compound. But now, after a surprise government inspection, he’s lost the license that allowed him to keep exotic animals, and the state of Indiana is threatening to shut him down. He has just five days to find alternate homes for all but three of his brood and to bring his facilities up to code – or else lose what he considers to be his life’s work. Hill’s small town drama is told against the backdrop of a shocking array of news stories of tiger situations gone bad around the country. Stories that reveal a near epidemic of wild animal keeping, and raise the question: what do we want our relationship with wild animals to be in the 21st century, as the wild disappears?

photo credit: John Roca for the New York Daily News (top)

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