Cat People

Cat People

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Depending on what state you live in, it can be completely legal to own a tiger, lion, or cougar without having to register it or have a special license. Cat People examines the strange relationships people have with big cats and the legal loopholes that have made America home to more captive tigers than there are left in the wild.


5: What ‘Tiger King’ Gets Wrong About Tigers
Apr 30 • 30 min
Netflix’s “Tiger King” series may be the most popular documentary ever made. Sixty-four million people have seen it, and Joe Exotic is now a household name. Unfortunately, the show fails to explain what’s actually happening with tigers living in the U.S.,…
4: The Carole Gun
Mar 16 • 36 min
Joe Exotic, a self-described “gay, gun-carrying redneck with a mullet,” owned more tigers than anyone in the United States. He said that one of his guns was going to be used to kill Carole Baskin, who had been trying to shut him down for a decade. But…
3: Big Cats, Rescued
Mar 16 • 29 min
If there is a solution to the big cat problem, it’s probably going to come from Big Cat Rescue, in Tampa, Florida. But what started as a facility to house exotic felines is now also an operation where owners Carole Baskin and her husband Howard work to…
2: $10,000 of Meat
Mar 16 • 34 min
Deb Pierce always dreamed of owning a lion and a cougar. Now she does. And they were surprisingly easy to get. But life as a big cat owner isn’t what she thought it would be. In this episode we look at the supply and demand for deadly feline predators,…
1: No Law Against It
Mar 16 • 21 min
In 2009, Terry Thompson set loose 18 tigers, 17 lions, three cougars, and numerous other animals on the town of Zanesville, Ohio. Then, he took his own life. Restoring order was a harrowing operation for law enforcement that made national headlines. But…
Cat People, Coming Soon …
Dec 7, 2019 • 3 min
Official trailer for Cat People, coming soon. Depending on what state you live in, it can be completely legal to own a tiger, lion, or cougar without having to register it or have a special license. Cat People examines the strange relationships people…