Hey there you cool cats and kittens! This week, Aaron is joined by Sarah Sparks, a veterinary student and animal welfare advocate, to discuss the fervor around Netflix's “Tiger King.” Specifically, they decide to talk about one of the issues that the documentary seemed to sweep aside, namely the actual tigers and other big cats. Aaron and Sarah discuss some of the problematic depictions of the big cat industry within Tiger King, as well as the overall issues of conservation that Tiger King hints at. Also discussed are Harambe, the exotic pet trade, “Savannah Cats,” and why Aaron’s Old-Fashioned practices (i.e., regarding the bourbon-based cocktail) make him a Heathen in the eyes of his Kentuckian guest.
Cat Behaviorist Jackson Galaxy (someone as endearingly bizarre as anyone in The Tiger King, but unlike them he makes a difference in the lives of animals) on why Tiger King misses the mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKH37XLpqa8&fbclid=IwAR0fJiA0MnSZXvCz6wojwTNOr1GbIs3ReZw2_d_-DmhFogO3XBG6hAwsbvg&app=desktop#menu
Carole and Howard Baskin on the accusations made against them by Tiger King: https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida/2020/04/10/carole-and-howard-baskin-say-tiger-king-makers-betrayed-their-trust/?fbclid=IwAR10XqqCQyWjV8XOOcCZHxKcxZHUJX73YKtRwIII4TjnhCm0WbpEI1URDXk
Why Tiger King is Not “Blackfish for Cats”: https://www.chicagotribune.com/featured/sns-nyt-tiger-king-joe-exotic-conservation-20200418-alcizsxczrc45iam3rvw3zveby-story.html
For no other reason other than it’s funny, here’s Joe Biden’s response to Tiger King: https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/joe-biden-reacts-to-viewing-tiger-king-what-are-we-watching/ar-BB12WC2x
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